Get ready for Solar Eclipse 2024, coming in…

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Monday, April 8, 2024 | Partial eclipse begins in Delaware at 1:56 pm

Totality begins at 3:11 pm | Duration of totality is 2 minutes, 35.5 seconds

A total eclipse hasn’t been seen in Ohio since 1806, and the next won’t occur until 2099. Count yourself lucky that you’ll be in the right place at the right time to experience this rare and spectacular natural event!

On April 8, 2024, people inside the 124-mile-wide area (shown in the graphic at the right) will be able to experience a total solar eclipse. Other areas outside the band will view a partial eclipse.

A solar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon, and earth line up. In this case, the moon will pass between the sun and earth, casting a shadow on the earth that blocks the sun’s light. On average, a total eclipse happens somewhere on the earth every one and a half years — but only 21 total solar eclipses have crossed the continental US during its entire existence as a country!

It’s important to have the right equipment to safely view the eclipse. Be sure to obtain eclipse glasses, or use an indirect viewing method such as a pinhole viewer. While DCDL is not distributing eclipse glasses, we invite you to use the links below for information on ordering glasses from reputable vendors.

Eclipse programs at your Library:

 

Eclipse path North-Eastern US

Graphic courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources

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