Ohio Total Solar Eclipse

Come early, stay late.

On April 8, 2024, people within a 124-mile wide stretch of Ohio will experiencetotal solar eclipse – where the moon appears to completely obscure the sun. And for those not in the path of totality, a partial eclipse will be viewable. A total solar eclipse is a rare and unique event. Ohio’s last visible total solar eclipse was over 200 years ago – in 1806!

The 2024 total solar eclipse will dazzle audiences across North America with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This may double or triple populations in some areas and 32 million in the path of totality. Forest, Ohio will spend the greatest time in totality with 3 minutes and 56 seconds of darkness.

Path of Eclipse: The 2024 total solar eclipse will put on an even more incredible show due to its impact, duration, and solar activity. Even with the longer-lasting total solar eclipse, you’ll want to enjoy every second, as those couple minutes will race by. The eclipse will cross over the entire Buckeye State in just seven minutes and 26 seconds from start to finish. Toledo, Cleveland, and Dayton will all share in this experience of viewing totality.

View It Safely: It’s never safe to look directly at the sun’s rays, even if the sun is partially obscured. The only safe way to look directly at a partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewers. Click to find AAS Reputable Vendors for Solar Eclipse Viewers.

The lure of the eclipse will bring tens of millions of visitors flocking to the path of totality. The solar maximum of 2024 will provide the rare opportunity to view solar flares or magnetic ejections from the sun’s atmosphere.

Solar Eclipse Phenomena: Solar flares could contribute to an asymmetrical, tangled appearance. While these solar flares are relatively difficult to safely observe during broad daylight, they are much more pronounced during the darkness of totality. For more on the Ohio Total Solar Eclipse, check out the Ohio EMA’s page. And share your Ohio Total Solar Eclipse adventure with #OhioTheHeartofitAll and #Eclipse24.

Click on Preparedness: Know before you go planning and preparedness

Two top considerations are: PACK YOUR PATIENCE AND FILL YOUR TANK!

Plan and prepare for this incredible experience. Ensure everyone has their specific needs accounted for in the planning process. A Plan Document & Checklist for your visit, and  Business Preparation Checklist are included.

Being prepared is easy if you have a plan, and below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions and other helpful documents and apps.

Click Ohio.org/home/eclipse to view the county map showcasing Ohio places to explore. For Things to do, Places to stay, Events & Festivals, Ohio Adventure Trails, Road Trips, and for more information, visit Ohio.org. The eclipse might be over in a flash, but the celebrations, viewing parties and events throughout our area will last for days, and the memories will last a lifetime.

Ohio The Heart of It All!  April 8th, 2024, Ohio Total Solar Eclipse, come early and stay late!

Jeannine Giesler Resource Center Advisor, Ohio Insurance Agents Association Inc jeanie@ohioinsuranceagents.com  Office (800) 555-1742 Direct (614) 552-3054.


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The eclipse will cross over the entire Buckeye State in just seven minutes and 26 seconds from start to finish.



About the Author:

Jeannine Giesler, CISR, CPIA, and past President of the OIA Board of Directors, Foundation for the Advancement of Insurance Professionals, currently serves as Resource Center Advisor for the OIA. The purpose of the Resource Center is to contribute to building a comprehensive library of resource materials for our members. We pride ourselves on being the one-stop shop for all OIA members and work to solve every problem or situation you may come across.

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