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Solar Eclipse 2024


2024 Solar Eclipse On The Farm

With the estimated influx of travelers making the trek to Indiana for viewing the eclipse, highways and interstates are expecting severe backups. We want to encourage rural Hoosiers in the totality zone to stay home and enjoy the solar eclipse from the comfort of their home to avoid adding additional traffic to roadways and viewing areas.

About the Eclipse

A solar eclipse happens when the moon casts a shadow on Earth, fully or partially blocking the sun’s light. In the area known as the path of totality, daylight will fade like dusk, go to darkness and then have a dawn-like experience in the middle of the day. Simply put, a total solar eclipse is considered one of the most beautiful natural events to see and continues to draw large crowds.

The path of totality encompasses a large portion of Indiana, with a partial eclipse (around 90 percent totality) covering the remainder of the state. The path of totality enters Indiana at approximately 3:01 pm EDT with the final exit of the moon’s shadow from the state at 3:12 pm EDT. While traveling through Indiana, the speed of the moon’s shadow will accelerate from about 1,700 miles per hour to about 1,850 miles per hour.

Nearly 4 million Hoosiers reside within the path of totality. It’s expected that as many as 581,000 (or more) visitors will make the trek to Indiana for viewing. Areas near the eclipse centerline will see the greatest influx of visitors, including Vincennes, Bloomington, Franklin and just north of Richmond.

Eclipse Timing

The total solar eclipse will travel across Indiana on April 8, 2024 beginning at 3:12 P.M. EDT. Through Indiana, the speed of the Moon’s shadow will accelerate from about 1700 miles per hour to about 1850 miles per hour. Be prepared! Click HERE to view the eclipse’s route.

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