2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will arc across parts of Mexico, 13 states in the U.S., and Canada. Much of the predicted eclipse path will cross east of the Mississippi River, which includes the Eastern (R9) and Southern (R8) regions of your national forests.

Did You Know?

  • This is the first since the Great American Eclipse in 2017.
  • Prior to 2017, there had not been a total solar eclipse for 99 years!
  • After the 2024 total solar eclipse, there won't be another until 2044!
  • Total Solar Eclipse Path

    NASA Eclipse 2024 map

    “What time will the eclipse travel across the United States?”

    “What are the best locations to see the ‘ring of fire’?”

    Answers to these questions and more can be found on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) site.

  • Reservations

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    Whether you prefer to stay in campgrounds, an RV, group or wilderness camp, your National Forests have the perfect spot for you!

  • Know Before You Go

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    Prior to your visit, review guidelines on responsible recreation. Get the most out of your experience and check out Know Before You Go.

  • National Forest Maps

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    In addition to your eclipse maps, consider a National Forest Service map to help navigate during your visit. For your convenience, there are three ways to purchase National Forest maps.

    You can purchase at a Forest Service office, order online or download on your mobile device.

  • Recreation Passes

    annual pass

    If you're a regular skywatcher or plan to follow the eclipse path, consider a recreation pass for lands managed by the six federal agencies. Passes are valid for entrance and standard amenity fees (day use) when those are charged. Purchase passes at a Forest Service office or online.

  • More Eclipse Information

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    What is the difference between the 2023 annual eclipse and the 2024 total solar eclipse? What exactly is a total solar eclipse? What are some amazing things happening the sky right now?

    Check out NASA's daily skywatching calendar and upcoming eclipse information.