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The eclipse of the century

All together for a once-in-a-lifetime event

On Monday April 8, 2024, Montreal will witness a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event: a total solar eclipse. This phenomenon hasn’t occurred in Montréal since 1932, and won’t reoccur until July 2205.

Join us for this exceptional moment at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

A grand event

Free protective eclipse eyeglasses and outstanding programming


Protect your eyes

Watch and photograph the eclipse safely


Over time and across cultures

Discover lots of fun facts about the phenomena surrounding eclipses. This page will be updated regularly with new facts, so keep checking back!


Observing the eclipse safely

Lewis Mackay, a science communicator at the Planétarium, explains how to observe the solar eclipse on April 8 without burning the eyes, using direct and indirect methods.

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