Plan Now for Ohio’s Total Solar Eclipse, April 8, 2024
Did you know? There’s an upcoming Total Solar Eclipse that will visible in many parts of Ohio, including Perrysburg (located in northern Wood County), on April 8, 2024. People within a 124-mile-wide band in the state of Ohio will experience a total solar eclipse.
Areas in Ohio that are outside the total eclipse ‘band’ will experience a partial eclipse. A total solar eclipse is a rare and spectacular event. On average, one happens somewhere on the Earth only once every 1 1/2 years. Only 21 total solar eclipses have crossed the lower 48 states in the entire existence of the United States. On April 8th, “totality” (as it is referred to) will enter Ohio around 3:00 pm in the southwest corner of the state and will exit the northeast corner around 3:15 pm. During that time, those in the path of the total solar eclipse will be cast into darkness. There is an hour or so of ‘lead in’ and ‘exit’ phasing phenomena that will occur on either side of this timeline as well.
Perrysburg is within the band of totality, and will be an exceptional location to witness the eclipse. Estimates poise Perrysburg to experience 3 minutes 38 seconds of darkness. The last time Ohio saw a total solar eclipse was in 1806. The next total solar eclipse in Ohio will occur in 2444!
What does this rare natural phenomenon mean for Perrysburg and the rest of Ohio? More that 60% of the country’s population is within a 1-day drive of Ohio. Because we will be in a high-demand viewing area, it is estimated that our county will see a population influx of nearly 100,000 additional people. More than 1 million people are expected to descend on our region and neighboring counties over that weekend.
The Perrysburg CVB, Wood County, and the State of Ohio began planning for this several years ago. Officials are diligently working to coordinate entertainment, travel and educational opportunities, and lodging options. All plans for the county will be included on the State of Ohio Eclipse website. It will include information on the solar eclipse, an interactive map for searching things to do, areas to view the eclipse, and safe ways to view it.
CLICK HERE for additional information, and check back to explore what we have in store for you in Perrysburg on April 8, 2024!
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Content by Doug Kish, CompassOhio.com