On the afternoon of Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible from parts of Prince Edward Island. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks some or all of our view of the sun.
The western part of PEI will experience a total solar eclipse (100% of sun blocked), while central and eastern locations will experience a significant partial solar eclipse (more than 98% of the sun’s disk covered by the moon).
This is a once-in-a-lifetime event. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from PEI was July 10, 1972. After 2024, PEI will not experience another total solar eclipse until May 1, 2079.
You can find detailed information about the timing of the solar eclipse for various communities across the Island on our Timing of the 2024 Eclipse page. For advice on how to prepare to view the eclipse safely, check out our Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing page. To read about how the Island observed past solar eclipses, have a look at our Historic PEI Solar Eclipses page.
If you are an educator and are looking for resources to teach about the eclipse, check out the Discover the Universe eclipse page.