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Metro Detroit to be in path of near totality for next solar eclipse

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Posted at 12:32 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 13:44:54-04

Although we had to wait nearly 40 years between our last two total solar eclipses, our next celestial celebration is a lot closer.

April 8th, 2024 another total eclipse will sweep across America, but this one brings the path of totality into southeast Michigan.

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Most of us will experience 96-99% coverage of the eclipse, but extreme southeastern Monroe County will just make it into the path of totality. That's right! Some of us will experience a total solar eclipse. Communities such as Luna Pier should prepare for a population boom in 2024! But, only for a little while. Totality will last for just 3 minutes 50 seconds. The peak of the eclipse will take place at 3:14 p.m.

The 2024 eclipse path will begin in northern Mexico, across Texas and into the Great Lakes and on into New England and Canada.

The path of this coming eclipse overlaps this year's eclipse near Carbondale, Illinois. Residents there get to stay at home once again and enjoy an outstanding view of the sun slipping from view during the next Great American Eclipse.