Date:  Monday, April 8, 2024

Time:  approximately 3:06 PM EDT

Duration:  approximately 3 minutes and 30 seconds

Solar Eclipse Countdown

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One of the greatest natural phenomena that can occur in our skies will happen in Fishers and Hamilton County on Monday, April 8, 2024. Find updates, safety info, resources, and more below to prepare for the big day.

What is a total solar eclipse?

A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk; the sky will begin to change around 1:50 p.m. with totality at 3:06 p.m. The next total solar eclipse that can be seen from the contiguous United States will be on Aug. 23, 2044.

It has been 819 years since Hamilton County has had a total solar eclipse.

*All information is accurate at the time of posting – content is subject to change.

Safety

Please follow all NASA viewing guidelines for eye safety:

  • It is never safe to look directly at the sun, even if the sun is partly obscured.
  • When watching an eclipse, you must always wear safe solar viewing glasses (eclipse glasses).
  • Eclipse glasses are NOT regular sunglasses; regular sunglasses, no matter how dark, are not safe for viewing the Sun. Safe solar viewers are thousands of times darker and must comply with the ISO 12312-2 international standard. 
    1. Viewing any part of the bright Sun through a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury. 
    2. For your safety, read all of NASA’s eye safety guidelines – click here