2024 ECLIPSE IN CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS

Total Solar EclipseOn April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will occur in Carbondale, Illinois. Carbondale, although a relatively small city, happens to be the largest city along the eclipse path in Illinois. Sitting almost directly on the eclipse centerline, totality will last for about 4 minutes and 8 seconds in downtown Carbondale, only 19 seconds short of the eclipse maximum in the U.S. Such a long duration of totality almost seems like compensation for Carbondale; the city would have experienced about 2 minutes and 37 seconds of totality during the historic 2017 total solar eclipse, one of the longest durations in the country, if clouds hadn't spoiled the show for many observers. Besides the 4-minute-plus duration, Carbondale will also be considered an eclipse hotspot in 2024 for another reason. In the lead-up to the 2017 eclipse, Carbondale and the entire Southern Illinois region was touted as the "Eclipse Crossroads of America" because it was the place where the centerline of the 2017 eclipse would cross the future centerline of the 2024 eclipse. The exact spot where the two centerlines meet is located not far from Carbondale, which will make the city an attractive destination for eclipse die-hards who want to stake a claim to seeing the eclipse near that spot or even try to find that exact spot on eclipse day. Below, we've provided key details about the eclipse in Carbondale for locals and visitors planning on viewing the eclipse from that city.






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CIRCUMSTANCE DETAILS FOR DOWNTOWN CARBONDALE

Details based on a latitude/longitude of 37.72715° , -89.21681°

Start of Partial Eclipse12:43:01 PM CDT
Start of Total Eclipse1:59:16 PM CDT
Maximum Eclipse2:01:21 PM CDT
End of Total Eclipse2:03:25 PM CDT
End of Partial Eclipse3:18:11 PM CDT
Duration of Totality4 min, 8 sec
Alt / Azi at Maximum+56.7° / 209.3°

Eclipse data courtesy of Fred Espenak, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, from eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov. Note that this data is approximate and doesn't take into account variations in lunar limb geography. To determine the precise circumstance details for your exact location on eclipse day, use the interactive Google eclipse maps developed by Xavier Jubier.

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CARBONDALE WEATHER ON APRIL 8


Year Low High Sky*
202237° F43° FSun & Clouds
202150° F61° FOvercast
202061° F84° FSun
201957° F75° FSun & Clouds
201828° F43° FSun & Clouds

* "Sky" refers to the general sky conditions that were observed for the indicated year around the time of day that the 2024 eclipse will occur locally. It's recommended that eclipse chasers plan to stay mobile in the event that poor weather threatens visibility on April 8, 2024.

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CURRENT WEATHER IN CARBONDALE


PATH OF TOTALITY MAP

Total Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024 - Carbondale, Illinois Map

For an interactive map of the path of totality in Carbondale, use the interactive Google eclipse maps developed by Xavier Jubier.

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TOTAL ECLIPSE DETAILS FOR SELECT LOCATIONS

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Location Totality Start Duration*
Fernlands Nature Preserve 1:59:09 PM CDT4:09
Evergreen Park1:59:13 PM CDT4:09
Banterra Center1:59:15 PM CDT4:09
Fuller Dome Home1:59:15 PM CDT4:08
Marberry Arboretum1:59:15 PM CDT4:09
McLeod Theater1:59:15 PM CDT4:09
Saluki Stadium1:59:15 PM CDT4:09
Southern Illinois University1:59:15 PM CDT4:09
University Museum1:59:15 PM CDT4:09
Artspace 3041:59:16 PM CDT4:08
The Varsity Center1:59:16 PM CDT4:08
Brush Hill Nature Preserve1:59:17 PM CDT4:09
Boo Castle Park1:59:18 PM CDT4:09
Eclipse data courtesy of Fred Espenak, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, from eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov. Note that these times and durations are approximate, especially for locations encompassing relatively large areas such as parks and campuses, and don't take into account variations in lunar limb geography. To determine the precise start time, end time, and duration of totality for your exact location on eclipse day, use the interactive Google eclipse maps developed by Xavier Jubier.

* "Duration" refers to the duration of totality and is expressed in minutes and seconds

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