There is lots of excitement surrounding the upcoming total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. This year, at least a partial eclipse can be observed from every one of the 48 contiguous states in the U.S.

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In Alabama, we are in the partial viewing zone; this is where the partial solar eclipses occur when the Moon positions itself between the Earth and the Sun. However, it only obscures a portion of the Sun's disk.

It’s not a total eclipse, but it's still a very cool situation.

West Alabama County-by-County Solar Eclipse Timing Guide

Click here for more information on the path map and times from Time and Date.


Obscuration: 84.84%

Begins: 12:39:32 p.m.

Maximum: 1:59:01 p.m.

Ends: 3:16:45 p.m.


Obscuration: 88.83%

Begins: 12:39:19 p.m.

Maximum: 1:58:48 p.m.

Ends: 3:16:40 p.m.


Obscuration: 86.16%

Begins: 12:38:00 p.m.

Maximum: 1:57:35 p.m.

Ends: 3:15:39 p.m.


Obscuration: 85:04%

Begins: 12:38:22 p.m.

Maximum: 1:57:55 p.m.

Ends: 3:15:53 p.m.


Obscuration: 89.65%

Begins: 12:38:55 p.m.

Maximum: 1:58:24 p.m.

Ends: 3:16:21 p.m.


Obscuration: 84.19%

Begins: 12:38:46 p.m.

Maximum: 1:58:18 p.m.

Ends: 3:16:09 p.m.


Obscuration: 87.98%

Begins: 12:38:14 p.m.

Maximum: 1:57:48 p.m.

Ends: 3:15:51 p.m.


Obscuration: 85.99%

Begins: 12:37:07 p.m.

Maximum: 1:56:46 p.m.

Ends: 3:14:59 p.m.


Obscuration: 86.65%

Begins: 12:39:07 p.m.

Maximum: 1:58:37 p.m.

Ends: 3:16:29 p.m.


Obscuration: 88.16%

Begins: 12:40:33 p.m.

Maximum: 1:59:56 p.m.

Ends: 3:17:33 p.m.

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Eye Safety Tips During Eclipse

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) advises that “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.”

Eye Safety for Total Solar Eclipses from NASA

View the Sun through eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer during the partial eclipse phases before and after totality.

You can view the eclipse directly without proper eye protection only when the Moon completely obscures the Sun’s bright face – during the brief and spectacular period known as totality. (You’ll know it’s safe when you can no longer see any part of the Sun through eclipse glasses or a solar viewer.)

As soon as you see even a little bit of the bright Sun reappear after totality, immediately put your eclipse glasses back on or use a handheld solar viewer to look at the Sun.

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