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Great North American Eclipse in April 2024

The 2024 eclipse is sure to be an unforgettable occasion for anyone who appreciates rare celestial phenomena! The North American Eclipse 2024 will have a totality phase that lasts twice as long as the last total solar eclipse in 2017, and the next total solar eclipse that’s visible throughout the contiguous United States won’t occur until 2044. Now is the time to prepare for this monumental event! Rainbow Symphony is here to be your go-to resource for information and products that ensure a safe and fun experience.

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Certified Safe Eclipse Viewing Products

Not all eclipse viewers are equal! In order to fully prevent eye damage caused by harmful UV light while watching the April 2024 eclipse, you must have proper, fully-certified eye protection. We’ve been continually updating and improving our eclipse viewing products since the 1990s, ensuring that you always have access to the safest eyewear available.

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  • Commemorative Eclipse Glasses 10 Pack for Total Solar Eclipse 2024

  • 2024 Great North American Total Solar Eclipse Glasses and Commemorative Poster

Design Your Own Eclipse Glasses

What better way to celebrate this historical event than with your own one-of-a-kind eclipse glasses? We can customize eclipse viewing products with your design, or our expert graphics team can assist you with artwork. Custom eclipse glasses give your brand or event a professional touch—they’re perfect for planetariums, schools, museums, astronomy clubs, and any group or organization that wants to make the most of the Great North American eclipse in April 2024.

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Know When to Wear Your Filters

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  • For sure, definitely…Not Safe!!

Eclipse Safety

Safety is the top priority when viewing the April 2024 eclipse. Fortunately, protecting your eyes is easy as long as you have the right eclipse viewing products. You must use fully-certified viewers—that’s the most important part. You can remove your eclipse glasses during the full totality phase (when the moon fully blocks out the sun). To view or record the eclipse with a camera, telescope, or binoculars, you must use solar filters

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Standing in the Light

Our blog is packed with information about the Great North American Eclipse, as well as all sorts of fascinating content related to science, art, light, color, design. Come for expert tips on viewing the upcoming eclipse, and stay for other illuminating topics that are sure to thrill those with curious minds.

  • Part 1: An Intro to the Great North American Total Solar Eclipse

  • Part 2: How to Watch the Great North American Total Solar Eclipse

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Why Use Rainbow Symphony Eclipse Glasses?

Be ready for the North American Eclipse 2024 with eclipse glasses trusted by the American Astronomical Society (AAS). All of our eclipse viewing products offer an optical density of at least 5+ and meet the requirement for ISO 12312-2:2015. They’re also CE certified, meeting the transmission requirements of scale for 12-16 of EN 169/1992. Enjoy the best possible view of the April 2024 eclipse—our scratch-resistant black polymer lenses offer exceptional clarity, filter out all harmful ultraviolet and infrared light, and block 99.999% of high-intensity visible light.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the time and date of the April 2024 eclipse?

The eclipse will begin on April 8, 2024 at 12:38 PM EST and will end at 3:55 PM EST.

Where are the best viewing locations for the 2024 total solar eclipse?

The eclipse’s path of totality will cross the following states in order:

  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • Arkansas
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Indiana
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Vermont
  • New Hampshire
  • Maine

What are the exact times and locations for seeing the totality phase of the Great North American Eclipse?

Check the NASA map and tracker to find where and when the path of totality will be closest to you.

What is watching a total solar eclipse like?

If you can be so lucky, viewing a total solar eclipse live is truly something that needs to be experienced first-hand—photos and videos don’t do it justice! Witnessing the movements of celestial objects is beautiful, and it can be an emotional experience, too.
When the sun is blocked by the moon, daytime temporarily turns to nighttime. Besides being astonishing to see everything go dark, the temperature can drop by as much as 15 degrees Fahrenheit.
Additionally, if you view the April 2024 eclipse from a rural location, you may notice that the abrupt shift affects the habits of local wildlife—nocturnal animals may start their calls, while animals that were previously active may become silent!

Do I need to travel to see the April 2024 eclipse?

Weather permitting, the North American Eclipse 2024 will be visible to nearly everyone in the contiguous United States. However, we recommend traveling to a location in the path of totality for the best possible view.

Can I view the eclipse safely if I wear multiple pairs of sunglasses?

No. The only safe way to view a total solar eclipse is with certified safe lenses that are made specifically for viewing solar phenomena.