Northeast Ohio to Take Center Stage for 2024 Solar Eclipse
Northeast Ohio is poised to steal the spotlight on Monday, April 8, as it becomes the epicenter for the much-anticipated 2024 solar eclipse. Cleveland, in particular, is deemed one of the best spots to witness this celestial spectacle, as the total eclipse will last a whopping four minutes.
The duration of the totality, or the period when the moon completely obscures the sun, varies depending on the location within Ohio. However, for lucky Clevelanders, the eclipse will grace the city with its presence for an impressive 3 minutes and 49 seconds.
While Cleveland takes the crown for the longest totality, there are other locations in Ohio where the eclipse will be visible for an extended period. Forest, Upper Sandusky, Amherst, Norwalk, Avon Lake, Tiffin, and Findlay are among the fortunate cities that will enjoy prolonged moments of celestial wonder.
Interestingly, the length of totality depends on how centralized a location is within the path of the eclipse. In the case of downtown Canton, Alliance, and Youngstown, unfortunately, they will not experience totality. Residents are encouraged to head north for the best view and the ultimate eclipse experience.
The eagerly anticipated event in Cleveland will begin at precisely 1:59 p.m., with totality starting at 3:13 p.m. The maximum totality, where the moon completely blocks the sun, will occur at 3:15 p.m., offering breathtaking views and unforgettable moments. The eclipse will come to a close at 3:17 p.m., leaving awe-struck spectators with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
It’s not just Ohioans who will have front-row seats to this celestial phenomenon. The eclipse will also be visible in a plethora of other states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and even parts of Canada.
Those who recall the partial eclipse that graced Northeast Ohio in 2017 may still cherish the experience. However, those who ventured to Missouri were treated to experiencing the totality in all its glory. Now, the upcoming 2024 solar eclipse promises to offer Northeast Ohio a taste of the extraordinary, leaving residents and visitors alike thrilled and eager to become part of this celestial wonder.