WATCH LIVE: 2024 Solar Eclipse Set to Begin About 1:45 p.m. on Florida’s Space Coast

midpoint will arrive about 3 p.m. on the space coast

2024 Total Solar Eclipse: Brevard County will not be in the path of totality, however, Florida’s Space Coast will see about 62 percent coverage. The eclipse is set to begin about 1:45 p.m. on the Space Coast, with the midpoint arriving about 3 p.m.

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Brevard County will not be in the path of totality, however, Florida’s Space Coast will see about 62 percent coverage. The eclipse is set to begin about 1:45 p.m. on the Space Coast, with the midpoint arriving about 3 p.m.

(NASA) – On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. 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.

Safety is the number one priority when viewing a total solar eclipse.

Except during the brief total phase of a total solar eclipse, when the Moon completely blocks the Sun’s bright face, it is not safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing.

Viewing any part of the bright Sun through a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury.

When watching the partial phases of the solar eclipse directly with your eyes, which happens before and after totality, you must look through safe solar viewing glasses (“eclipse glasses”) or a safe handheld solar viewer at all times. You can also use an indirect viewing method, such as a pinhole projector.​

It will be the last total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States until 2044.

A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. People viewing the eclipse from locations where the Moon’s shadow completely covers the Sun – known as the path of totality – will experience a total solar eclipse.

The sky will darken, as if it were dawn or dusk. Weather permitting, people along the path of totality will see the Sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere, which is usually obscured by the bright face of the Sun.