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Total Solar Eclipse 2024

A once-in-a-lifetime event for Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces! 

For the first time in decades, Eastern and Atlantic Canada will find themselves cast beneath the shadow of the Moon on April 8, 2024. As the Moon passes directly between the Earth and the Sun, it will create a total solar eclipse, completely blocking the  Sun from view for a few spectacular minutes. This is a truly unique phenomenon and will be a well-publicized event.

The time to start planning for this event is now!

This page will be updated regularly with new information, resources, educational materials, and training opportunities.

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Eclipse Path of Totality

You can already view a slide show we've created with information on the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse! Note: this slide-set will be updated and improved in the coming months.  

Last updated: April 5, 2024

As we get ready for the eclipse, the main challenge right now is to ensure all youths have access to eclipse glasses to observe the eclipse safely.  If you are a school or school board representative, please read:

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Total Solar Eclipse, August 2017. Credit: Andreu Cardo

You can also view the resources and projects we created for the 2021 Annular Solar Eclipse!

Want to get involved? Have questions? 

Please contact Charles Woodford at charles@discovertheuniverse.ca

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