2024 Total Solar Eclipse Route Runs Through Indiana

It's the first total solar eclipse since 2017 and the last until August 2044.

The total solar eclipse route will go through portions of Eagle Country. Photo by the Indiana DNR. 

INDIANAPOLIS – It is never too early to make plans for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.

On the afternoon of April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will arc across the southern half of Indiana from southwest to northeast.

It will be the first total solar eclipse since the Great American Eclipse in 2017 and the last until August 2044.

During a total solar eclipse, the Moon blocks the Sun’s bright face — the photosphere — briefly revealing our star’s outer atmosphere: the shimmering corona, or “crown.” 

The zone of totality, in which it will become almost completely dark, runs through most of Dearborn and Ripley counties, and all of Franklin County.

Along the center line of the zone of totality, darkness will last approximately four minutes. As you move farther away from the center line of that arc across the state, the timeframe and amount of darkness will drop.

In 2017, the path of totality arced across Kentucky and afterwards, traffic was at a standstill for hours across the state.

“if you are someone lucky enough to live in the path of totality, you should thank your lucky stars,” said the Indiana DNR.

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