Local Information

Eclipse Preparation Tips for Local Residents

Eclipse Planning Guide for Local Businesses

What local dining options are available in Miami County?
Visit the Miami County Visitors Bureau website at https://www.homegrowngreat.com/restaurants/ for all local dining options.

Where should I stay in Miami County?
Click here to find lodging options in Miami County.

Where can I find a list of Miami County’s local shops?
Visit the Miami County Visitors Bureau website at https://www.homegrowngreat.com/shopping/ for a list of Miami County’s local shops.

Eclipse Information

What is a total solar eclipse?
A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the Sun.

Where is the path of totality for the 2024 Solar Eclipse?
This solar eclipse will cross northeast over Mexico, the United States from Texas to Maine, and then into Eastern Canada. In Ohio, people within a 124-mile-wide band will experience the total solar eclipse. Larger cities like Dayton, Bowling Green, Toledo, Akron, Cleveland, and surrounding cities will witness totality.

How long will the total solar eclipse last?
It is expected to last 4 min 27 sec at the maximum center of totality. In Miami County, the total eclipse will last approximately 3min 15sec – 3min 47sec. The length of the total eclipse you get to experience will be based on where you are viewing.

How will light and temperature change during the eclipse?
In the path of totality, it will seem as if it were dawn or dusk, and you can expect the temperature to decrease about 10 degrees.

When was the last solar eclipse in Ohio and when will the next one take place in Ohio?
The last total solar eclipse in Ohio took place in 1806. There will not be another one in Ohio until 2099.

How is it safe to view a total solar eclipse?
To view the total solar eclipse safely, you will need to have ISO certified, AAS (American Astronomical Society) approved safe viewing glasses. Exposing your eyes to the sun during an eclipse without proper eye protection can cause retinal burns.

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