20 quirky photogenic places to shoot April 2024’s Great American Eclipse

This composite image shows the progression of a total solar eclipse over Madras, Oregon, USA, on Monday, August 21, 2017
Composite image showing the progression of a total solar eclipse over Madras, Oregon, USA, on August 21, 2017 (Image credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

Where will you be on Monday, April 8, 2024, for the Great North American Eclipse? On that date will occur the longest total solar eclipse on land for over a decade, at over four minutes. It’s a true landmark moment for North America – Mexico, the US and Canada – and it will be photographed like no other ever has been. 

The second in the US in seven years, but the last major one until 2045, this is a rare and storied event; any one place on the planet experiences totality around once in every 375 years. America is living through a golden age of solar eclipses, but 2024’s event is destined to be one of the biggest events in modern times. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for www.WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.