Total solar eclipse April 2024: 10 of the biggest cities within in the path of totality

It may occur only from within a path 115 miles (185 kilometers) wide and 10,000 miles (16,000 km) long, but the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, will be one of the most urban eclipses for decades. 

“The total eclipse of the sun next April 8 will envelop many millions of people,” Michael Zeiler, eclipse cartographer at, told in an email. “31 million people already live inside the path within the U.S., and when you add the millions more Mexicans and Canadians in the path, plus the visitors who come to see totality, between 40 and 50 million people will witness the total solar eclipse.”


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