On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible from Texas to Maine.
The path of totality will cross over 12 states as it makes its way across Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Ohio EMA Total Solar Eclipse Information
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Defiance County Total Solar Eclipse Information
What is a total eclipse?
A total eclipse is lineup of the sun, the moon, and Earth. The moon will be directly between the sun and the Earth, casting a shadow on the Earth. Totality (total eclipse) occurs when the moon covers the entirety of the sun except for the corona, or sun’s atmosphere. The longest total eclipse time occurs at the center line, where you experience the moon’s shadow’s full width. Outside the cone or umbra, viewers will experience a partial eclipse.
The next opportunities to experience a total solar eclipse over the United States will be in 2044 (in North Dakota and Montana) and 2045 (as it crosses from California to Florida).
Except for the brief period of total eclipse, the only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special purpose solar filters.
Safe Eclipse Viewing
It is never safe to look directly at the sun without eclipse rated eye protection. The one exception is during totality, which lasts only a few minutes. At all other times, the light of the sun can cause permanent eye damage after only a few seconds of unprotected viewing.
It is safe to view the eclipse with specially designed solar filters, such as "eclipse glasses." Eclipse glasses that have scratches or holes in them should not be used. Homemade filters and ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun.
The Eclipse's Pathway
The 2024 total solar eclipse will be a exciting experience for all who view it! Timing of the Eclipse is below.
Credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
QUICK FACTS for OHIO:
•The Ohio Emergency Agency (EMA) Management team has been planning for the eclipse since 2021.
•On April 8, 2024, people within a 124-mile-wide band in the state of Ohio will experience a total solar eclipse. This will be an exciting celestial event and we want Ohioans and our visitors to enjoy the day safely.
•While the 2024 total solar eclipse in Ohio will last no more than five minutes, a partial solar eclipse will be visible before and after the total eclipse. Eclipse viewers who are outside the outer limits of totality will only be able to see a partial eclipse.
•The Eclipse will travel across Ohio from southwest to northeast.
•The total solar eclipse visits Ohio on April 8, 2024 beginning at 3:08 pm EDT with the final exit of the Moon’s shadow from the state at 3:19 pm EDT. Cleveland will experience totality between 3:13 and 3:17 PM EDT.
•It takes about ten minutes to travel across Ohio.
•Check with your local school district on their plans for the event. Some area schools are cancelling classes for the day.