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2024 Solar Eclipse - Government Information: 2024 Eclipse Introduction (NASA)

Facts and useful information about the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse from NASA and other government agencies.

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Toledo eclipse countdown and outlook

Click image below to see real-time updates for the solar eclipse outlook as we count down the days!  (Zoom in and click on Toledo or any other city.)

[Outlook as of noon, April 3, 2024] 

Credit:  NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

Solar Eclipses viewable from the Toledo area

On April 8, 2024, viewers in the Toledo area will be able to experience a total solar eclipse.  About half of Ohio is in the direct path to experience varying degrees of totality.  See NASA plot map.

Path of April 8, 2024 eclipse over North America - picture of globe

Credit:  "Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC Emeritus"

On May 10, 1994, viewers in the Toledo area were able to experience being in the direct path of an annular solar eclipse.  See historical NASA plot map.

On August 21, 2017, viewers experienced a partial viewing of a total solar eclipse.  See NASA's plot map for that event.

Compare past and future eclipses. Compare the 2024 solar eclipse experience with the 2017 solar eclipse.  The next total solar eclipse over the contiguous United States won't be until August 2044.

NASA solar eclipse 2024 - telescope feed

Goes live April 8 @ 1:00 PM EDT.

April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse path

North Americans will be able to experience a partial to total eclipse. In Northwest Ohio, we will experience various degrees of totality (unlike in 2017).

Credit:  NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio 

(Visualizers:  Michala Garrison (SSAI); Ernie Wright (USRA) (Technical Support:  Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems, Inc.); Ian Jones (ADNET Systems, Inc.)

Eclipse path over Toledo

Click image to play a visualization of the path​​​​​​ of totality as the umbra makes its way across the United States over the span of 1 hour and 50 minutes.  Everyone within the dark oval will experience totality for varying degrees of time.

Credit:  NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio / Visualizers: Ernie Wright (USRA), Michala Garrison (SSAI);

Technical Support: Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems, Inc.), Ian Jones (ADNET Systems, Inc.)

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