A total solar eclipse will darken the sky over part of Michigan in 2024, but most Michiganders will only witness a partial eclipse.

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What Is a Total Solar Eclipse?

According to NASA, "a total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk."

Solar Eclipse Visible Across Swath Of U.S.
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Experts warn that special care must be taken not to look directly at the sun during the eclipse, or else severe and permanent damage to the eyes is possible. Looking at it through binoculars or a telescope does not help; specialized eyewear (not sunglasses) is required.

Where Is the Total Solar Eclipse Going to Happen, and When?

Mark your calendar for Monday, April 8, 2024. That afternoon, weather permitting, a total solar eclipse will be visible across a wide swath of the United States - including 100% obscuration in a very small part of Michigan near the Ohio border north of Toledo. If you don't mind traveling and want to witness the eclipse in its totality, several US cities will be in the path including Dallas, Texas; Little Rock, Arkansas; Cleveland, Ohio; and Buffalo, New York.

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That being said, all of Michigan will witness at least a partial solar eclipse - including all of the state's major cities.

Take a look at what the April 8 eclipse will look like from where you are.

2024 Total Solar Eclipse Info for Various Michigan Cities

A total solar eclipse will darken the skies over Michigan on April 8, 2024. Weather permitting, here's what to expect the eclipse to look like over several Michigan cities.

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Scenes from the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

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A partial solar eclipse was visible June 10, 2021 as the sun rose over the East Coast.

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