Not only is 2024 a leap year, but it will feature a massive solar eclipse. This solar event will be so large, it will be visible in all of the "lower" 48 states in the US. Weather permitting of course.

The date of the eclipse is April 8th, 2024. The timing of the event will be between 12:30 Central Time to 4pm Eastern Time (approximately), with the time changes being considered as it travels from southwest Texas to far northeast Maine. At least, that's where the peak of the eclipse will pass from.

But as we said before, which is just what NASA has told us all, no matter where you are in the contiguous United States, you'll be able to see it. The path that goes from Texas to Main is the peak of the darkness, where it will be a total eclipse. Outside of that, you will still see an eclipse, just not the maximum version.

In Shreveport and Bossier City, we will still get a lot of the eclipse.

The cities are just off the main path of the eclipse, which means the coverage will be pretty good. According to the researchers at, Shreveport will see 97.7% of the eclipse! Obviously with Bossier City and Shreveport being connected, Bossier City will also see 97.7% according to the research.

Again, that's all weather permitting.

Other Louisiana cities will still be able to see the eclipse, just not as much of it as northwest Louisiana will. You can see what other cities are projected at right here.

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