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Solar Eclipse
Monday, April 8, 2024

I saw my first total solar eclipse in 2017, and never want to miss another. I don't want you to miss one either!

This year, folks in the United States will have quite a show: on April 8, 2024, there will be a total solar eclipse that will appear in a band that crosses the country diagonally, in a path that includes Durango, Mexico; Dallas, Texas; Little Rock, Arkansas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Cleveland, Ohio; Erie, Pennsylvania; Buffalo, New York; Montpelier, Vermont; and Montreal, Canada.

In Indianapolis, the times to know are:

Begins: 1:50 pm
Totality Starts: 3:05 pm. Totality will last for 3 minutes and 51 seconds
Ends: 4:23 pm
Duration: 2 hours, 33 minutes

Look up the proper times for your viewing in the part of the totality zone closest to you, a place you can find using this 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Map.

Get your Solar Eclipse Glasses as early as possible! They can get a lot more expensive the closer it gets to the big day.

Make an event of it! Invite friends and family, make a picnic, mix some cocktails, have the first part of Psalm 148 printed out so everyone can read it aloud together, put together an eclipse playlist (I advise turning it off during totality), and prepare to experience awe at God's beautiful, mathematical creation.

Psalm 148:1-6

Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise ye Him in the high places. Praise ye Him, all His angels: praise ye Him, all His hosts. Praise ye Him, O sun and moon: praise Him, all ye stars and light. Praise Him, ye heavens of heavens: and let all the waters that are above the heavens praise the name of the Lord. For He spoke, and they were made: He commanded, and they were created. He hath established them for ever, and for ages of ages: He hath made a decree, and it shall not pass away.

The more one knows, the more one appreciates, so I present this video from the Smarter Every Day Youtube channel. It will explain some interesting things to look out for during total solar eclipses:

A map of the what will be in the sky during the eclipse (click to enlarge). Look for Jupiter and Venus when the sky goes dark.

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