or watch live on the UT campus! (between 12:30 and 4:00 PM)
Try this fun interactive map from NASA. You can see that just by traveling even a half hour in the right direction, your experience of the eclipse increases even if only by a percentage point. (see magnitude and obscuration) Just drop a pin on your desired location and compare!
On August 21, 2017, viewers in the Toledo area will be able to partially experience a total solar eclipse. Ohio is not in the direct path. See NASA plot map.
On May 10, 1994, viewers in the Toledo area were able to experience being in the direct path to experience an annular solar eclipse. See historical NASA plot map.
On April 8, 2024, viewers in the Toledo area will be able to experience being in the direct path to experience a total solar eclipse. See NASA's plot map (via Google).
Can you wait till 2024?
If you can't get away to see the 2017 total eclipse, Toledo will be within the direct path of another total solar eclipse in April of 2024. Blue lines indicate outer extremities of the direct path experience; red line indicates the path of longest duration of experience.
Toledo was dead center for the May 1994 annular solar eclipse.
A view of the United States during the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, showing the umbra (black oval), penumbra (concentric shaded ovals), and path of totality (red). This version includes images of the Sun showing its appearance in a number of locations, each oriented to the local horizon. (Source: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio)
See more at SVS.
Print your own 2-D pinhole projector. For best results, place a square of heavy-duty aluminum foil in the center of the paper. Puncture this aluminum foil with a pin, leaving as clean and small an opening as possible. Use a second piece of plain white paper to place on the ground to project your image onto.