What time will the 2024 eclipse happen in Orlando, Florida?

The solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024, will be visible, at least in part, to nearly everyone in the U.S. But the path of totality – where the moon will completely block the sun – is a 115-mile-wide region that stretches from southern Texas up through Ohio, then over to northern Maine.

What time is the eclipse on Monday in Florida?

In Orlando, Florida, the total solar eclipse will peak at 3:03 p.m. with a 58% eclipse.

The sun on Monday will be obscured by passing high clouds here in Florida. At times, this high cloud deck may fully obscure the sun. 


Here's when you can expect to see the 2024 solar eclipse in Central Florida on April 8, 2024. 

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Thankfully, it wouldn't be a full overcast like you'd get with a rain system, but clouds up around 20,000-30,000 feet in altitude associated with a busy subtropical jet stream will at worst make it tough to see a clear view of the sun's disk during the afternoon. 


The black line to the west represents the region of 100% total solar eclipse, from Texas to Buffalo.

You'll still see the dimming effects with only 40% of available sunshine making it down, but it may obscure eclipse viewing with your special eclipse glasses. 

This impact won't be an all-day thing and may only happen briefly. 

2024 solar eclipse path and times

Large cities in the path of totality include:

  • Austin, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Carbondale, Illinois
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Buffalo, New York
  • Plattsburgh, New York
  • Presque Isle, Maine

Fun fact: If you're in an airplane trying to stay inside of totality for the entire time it's over the USA from Texas to Maine, you'd have to be flying about 2,100 mph. It'll take an hour for the moon's shadow to travel from Texas to Maine.

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The farther you are from that path, less and less of the sun will appear to be blocked.

Southern Texas will see the peak of totality first, around 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Then Dallas at 1:42 p.m., with the time getting later and later as the moon’s shadow moves north. Indianapolis will see the peak around 3:05 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time; Cleveland at 3:15 p.m., and northern Maine around 3:30 p.m.

FOX TV Digital Team contributed to this report.