• Eclipse Timeline
  • Eclipse Begins 1:52:13 p.m. ET
  •  Totality Begins 3:07:37 p.m. ET
  • Totality Ends 3:11:15 p.m. ET
  • Eclipse ends 4:24:16 p.m. ET
NOTE: Exact times will vary by location. The times above are approximate for Ball State University's main campus. Follow safety guidelines for determining when to view totality as times will vary.

About the 2024 Solar Eclipse

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 is the first total solar eclipse to visit Muncie since 957CE! For about 3 minutes and 40 seconds, Ball State University will be plunged into deep twilight as the Moon hides the Sun from our sky.

Ball State University is collaborating with NASA to provide views of today’s total solar eclipse using telescopes from the Charles W. Brown Planetarium. Watch from Ball State telescope.

What is a Solar Eclipse?

An eclipse happens when one object in space gets in the way of another and blocks it from view. During a solar eclipse, the Moon gets in the way of the Sun and blocks it out for select viewers on Earth. This can look different depending on the type of solar eclipse.

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Watch the Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse will begin at roughly 1:52pm ET, when the Moon starts to block out the southwest side of the Sun. You will need protective eclipse glasses to view the Sun directly during all partial phases of the solar eclipse.

watching The Eclipse From Muncie



Eclipse Glasses

Free Eclipse Glasses Available

Solar eclipse glasses are available at the Planetarium. Find out how to get a pair for yourself or your organization.

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Indiana's Largest Planetarium

Ball State University is home to Indiana's largest planetarium. The Charles W. Brown Planetarium offers free public programs for the community and sees over 20,000 visitors each year.

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Visit our Campus

If you're in the area and considering a college degree, schedule a visit to our campus and learn more about Ball State University.

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Visitor Information

Planning to come to Muncie to watch the solar eclipse? See our visitor information page for activities, hotels, and entertainment in the area.

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