Timing of 2024 Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse will start just before 3:30 pm and end around 5:45 pm on Monday, April 8, 2024. The timing will vary slightly across the Island, as will the duration of the total eclipse where applicable. The table below lists the times for several communities across PEI.

LocationEclipse typeStart timeMaximum timeTotatlity durationEnd timeLikely cloudy (since 2000)
North Capetotal3:27:15 pm4:35:43 pm3 min, 15 s5:43:08 pm63%
Tignishtotal3:27:11 pm4:37:20 pm3 min, 12 s5:43:10 pm65%
Albertontotal3:27:07 pm4:37:20 pm3 min, 3 s5:43:12 pm66%
O’Learytotal3:26:53 pm4:37:11 pm2 min, 56 s5:43:09 pm64%
Summersidetotal3:27:21 pm4:37:39 pm1 min, 2 s5:43:32 pm70%
Kensingtontotal3:27:32 pm4:37:46 pm1 min, 10 s5:43:36 pm65%
Borden99.86% partial3:27:27 pm4:37:45 pmN/A5:43:38 pm68%
Charlottetown99.56% partial3:28:08 pm4:38:16 pmN/A5:43:58 pm74%
Montague99.12% partial3:28:42 pm4:38:43 pmN/A5:44:15 pm75%
St. Peters Bay99.76% partial3:28:49 pm4:38:44 pmN/A5:44:12 pm67%
Souris99.44% partial3:29:13 pm4:39:03 pmN/A5:48:24 pm71%
Details of the eclipse timing for several municipalities on Prince Edward Island. Data for this table was compiled from timeanddate.com

If you’re not able to spend the entire 2-hour-plus duration of the eclipse watching it, then the most interesting part will be around the time when the eclipse is at its maximum; that is when the most of the moon’s disc is covered by the sun. This will be greater than 99% for everywhere on PEI.