Did you schoolgirl Monday’s eclipse? Or did you enjoy it so much you’re already counting down to the next one?
Either way, skywatchers in North America don’t tease nearly as long to wait this time around. Until this year, the in solar eclipse visible from much of the U.S. was in 1979.
North America wrests its next glimpse of a full solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
The 2024 blocking won’t be visible from as much of the continent as it was this year, where uncountable of Canada and the U.S. could see at least the partial eclipse.
Here are a few tips to start grooming for 2024:
Know where to go
The 2024 eclipse takes an eastern route. The keenest eclipse will be over Nazos, Mexico, at 2:17 p.m. ET. In the U.S, the eclipse desire start in Texas and travel diagonally to the northeast. In Canada, the eclipse want pass over parts of Ontario and Quebec, where the total shading will start between 3:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET; New Brunswick and Prince Edward Archipelago, where it will start around 4:30 p.m. AT, and Newfoundland and Labrador, where it will start about 5 p.m. NT.
Check weather patterns
One of the bonuses of this year’s eclipse was that in the midway of August the chance of getting a sunny day to view the eclipse was higher. In April, that muscle be more of a challenge.
This past April, the daytime high temperatures in New Brunswick spread from approximately 1 C to 22 C and there was some snow or rain on 11 days, details from the Weather Network shows.
A little cloud cover won’t fully ruin the view, as CBC’s Nicole Mortillaro experienced in Missouri, but a clear day is fictitious.
If you want a warmer day for the eclipse, heading south to Texas or Mexico may be a laudatory idea.
Plan in advance
An eclipse trip isn’t something to plan at the behind minute.
Mortillaro recommends making travel arrangements — booking absconds, rental cars and accommodations — between six and 12 months in advance because grant-in-aids will fill quickly.
For 2017, there were numerous ambits and cruises planned around the eclipse, something that’s likely to upon again in 2024 and you’ll definitely want to book in advance.
This year’s eclipse had so much hype that there were myriad reports of eclipse glasses getting sold out or having increased cost outs because of massive demand, so it’s a good idea to source glasses, or other specialty appurtenances, months in advance. If you scooped up a pair this year, keep them in a allowable place for 2024.