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Witness the 2024 total solar eclipse in Columbus, Indiana

Columbus, Indiana, is in the path of totality for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Plans are underway for a variety of special events that will take place in Bartholomew County starting Friday, April 5, and culminate on the afternoon of April 8 at 3:04 pm during the eclipse itself!

Check this page for details as they become available, including lodging information and a full calendar of events.








Solar eclipse viewing safety


It is imperative to protect your eyes from the sun when viewing the eclipse, as the sun’s rays are so concentrated that without protection, they will concentrate in the back of the eye and damage the retina.

This damage is sometimes not noticed until hours or days later and can manifest as seeing straight lines as wavy, noticing a spot in vision, and blurred vision.

To protect your eyes, use a certified viewing card, or use alternative methods such as pinhole projectors or finger lacing.

Solar eclipse FAQs


Q / When is the total solar eclipse coming to Indiana?

A / In the Columbus area, which is just an hour south of Indianapolis, the partial eclipse begins at 1:50 p.m. ET and ends at 4:23 p.m. ET. In the middle of that time, from 3:05:52 ET to 3:09:54 ET, the total eclipse occurs.


Q / Do I need certified eclipse glasses to look up at the eclipse?

A / You do need to wear eclipse glasses during the partial eclipse. However, during the approximately four minutes of totality, it is safe to view the eclipse without glasses.


Q / How often do total solar eclipses happen?

A / Total solar eclipses are a rare phenomenon. The last total solar eclipse visible in the United States was in 2017. After the one that is upcoming in 2024, the next one visible from North America will not be until 2044.

Eclipse Events Calendar

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