2024 Clark County Total Solar Eclipse
Experience the Total Solar Eclipse with us!
On Monday, April 8, 2024, people within a 124-mile-wide band in the state of Ohio -- including Clark County, Ohio -- will experience a total solar eclipse. #clarkinthedark
Areas in Ohio that are outside the path of totality will experience a partial eclipse. A total solar eclipse is a rare and spectacular event. On average, one happens somewhere on the Earth only once every 1.5 years. Only 21 total solar eclipses have crossed the lower 48 states in the entire existence of the United States.
The last total solar eclipse visible in Ohio was in 1806. The next total solar eclipse in Ohio will be in the year 2099.
The eclipse will be visible from 1:54 p.m. through 3:10 p.m., which includes 2 minutes and 37 seconds of total darkness.
For more information about the eclipse, download our 2024 Clark County Eclipse Information guide here:
For more information about preparedness, click here:
What is a total solar eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon cast its shadow on the Earth as it passes between the Earth and the Sun. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon appears to totally obscure the Sun.
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will trace a narrow path of totality across 13 U.S. states. The red center line in the map below shows the path of the 2024 total solar eclipse. The outer blue lines represents the outer boundaries of the path of the totality viewing area.
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 2024 total solar eclipse will be a great experience for all!
Want to join us?
Several organizations will be hosting events in Clark County, including the Greater Springfield Partnership. We will post more information about events as it become available.
If you have any questions about the eclipse, call Emergency Management Specialist John Harper at 937-521-2179.