On Monday, April 8, 2024, Muncie, Indiana, will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity when the path of the Total Solar Eclipse passes over our community. This will be the first Total Solar Eclipse to be seen from Muncie since 957 CE! For 3 minutes and 48 seconds, we will be plunged into deep twilight as the Moon hides the Sun from our sky.
Enveloped in this darkness, all of our residents will experience together a solar phenomenon that our community will collectively remember for generations to come. Once those mere minutes have passed, we will wait another 75 years to witness a similar experience again without traveling far. Even then, the totality of the 2099 eclipse will only come as close to us as Fort Wayne.
April 8, 2024 1:52 p.m.End:
April 8, 2024 4:25 p.m.
A total solar eclipse will occur during the day on April 8, 2024 and will only be visible by only some of the world, including Muncie, IN (weather permitting, with proper eye protection)! The solar eclipse will begin on Monday, April 8, 2024 at 1:52 p.m., when the Moon starts to block out the southwest side of the Sun (at the 5 o'clock mark).
The Moon will continue to block out more of the Sun until totality, when the Sun is fully blocked by the Moon. Totality in Muncie begins at 3:07 p.m. You can safely view this portion of the eclipse, and this short portion alone, without any eye protection because the entire face of the Sun will be completely blocked by the Moon. Here in Muncie, IN, totality will last 3 minutes and 48 seconds, with it ending at 3:11 p.m. The partial solar eclipse will continue until the entire event ends at 4:24 p.m.
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