Solar Eclipse – April 8, 2024

A total solar eclipse will be visible from many parts of the US on April 8, 2024. While no location in Massachusetts will experience totality, some parts of the state will see over 95% coverage of the sun, if weather permits.

The eclipse will begin shortly after 2 PM ET and will last until about 4:30 PM ET. The eclipse will overlap with Newton school dismissal times. We recommend preparing students to safely experience the eclipse. Please instruct your student(s) not to look directly at the eclipse without proper eye protection.

Below is a graphic of the path of the eclipse through both Newton and Boston. Additional resources can be found on the DESE and the NASA websites:

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Eclipse Website

NASA Eclipse Website