Preparing for the 2024 Solar Eclipse in Jonesboro AR

The next solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024, and will be visible in most parts of the United States, including Arkansas. In Jonesboro specifically, the total solar eclipse’s totality will last for about 2 minutes and 21 seconds.

Get specialty 3D eclipse glasses to view all solar eclipse phases. It’s never safe to look at the sun directly because the bright light can temporarily or permanently damage your retinas. You can only remove the glasses when the moon completely blocks off the sun. However, this will be for only 2 minutes in Jonesboro.

What Are the Different Phases of the Solar Eclipse?

  • Partial eclipse: The moon doesn’t completely cover the sun during a partial eclipse, but viewers should wear special glasses to see the partial eclipse. 
  • Shadow bands: Viewers may or may not see these dark bands, since they can be faint and move rapidly. 
  • Baily’s beads: You may see lights coming from the moon’s edges as it moves toward the path to totality. These are called Baily’s beads. However, they’re short-lived, and some viewers may never see them at all. 
  • Diamond ring: The bright spot that remains on the moon’s edges resembles a giant diamond ring. This is the last phase before totality. 
  • Totality: You may remove the eclipse glasses when there’s no longer direct sunlight. This phase is also called second contact. In Jonesboro, this period will last for 2 minutes, so ensure you put your glasses back on before brightening reappears. You can continue watching the final stages of the eclipse with your glasses on. 

Note that the sun’s surface is so bright that a small portion of its light can permanently damage your retinas. Always wear your eclipse glasses and ensure they’re not damaged before putting them on. Also, buy them from trusted stores only. Visit American Paper Optics to see various eclipse glasses designs and colors. 

Can You See the Lunar Eclipse in Jonesboro, AR?

The lunar eclipse will be visible in Jonesboro, AR, on March 24, 2024, at 11:53 p.m. local time. It will end at 4:32 a.m. on March 25, 2024, lasting 4 hours and 39 minutes. A partial lunar eclipse occurs later in the year on September 17, 2024. 

A lunar eclipse happens to be the opposite of a solar eclipse. Unlike a solar eclipse where darkness is cast by the moon’s shadow, the earth’s shadow actually covers the moon. 

What Time Will the 2024 Eclipse Happen?

A partial eclipse will occur at 12:37 p.m. local time in Jonesboro. The total eclipse will begin at 1:55 p.m. and end at 1:57 p.m. The sky darkens in a total eclipse, so it may seem like it’s dusk or dawn. Some places will only experience a partial eclipse, and the sky will be slightly darker, depending on their location. Besides a darkening sky, you may notice a drop in temperature or see a 360-degree sunset. This ethereal experience may lead some people to have an emotional response to the solar eclipse. 

What’s the Duration of the 2024 Solar Eclipse?

The longest duration of the totality for the eclipse is 4 minutes and 28 seconds. But in Jonesboro, the total solar eclipse will last for 2 minutes and 21 seconds. The path of totality means the moon will completely cover the sun, making it safe to remove your eclipse glasses, but ensure you put them back before the totality ends.

Note: Never wear regular glasses when viewing the solar eclipse. 3D eclipse glasses are thousands of times darker than regular glasses and can block off the sun’s ultraviolet rays. 

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