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The Great North American Solar Eclipse

Your guide to the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

An excerpt of a NASA map shows the path and timing of the eclipse over Ohio.

(Image credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio)


On April 8th, 2024, Cleveland will experience total darkness-an event not seen in Ohio since 1806!  Here you will find links  to events right here on campus and the surrounding community,  safety information, as well as scientific resources for the total solar eclipse.

Countdown to Totality

Where will you be?


A few events and resource links to get you started:

CWRU Campus Events (Office of Events and Programs)

Total Solar Eclipse 2024 at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History -you don't have to travel far!

Total Eclipse Fest 2024 -Have fun at the Great Lakes Science Center!

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Solarfest -A four day celestial celebration!

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The Great Geauga Total Solar Eclipse -hang out with our neighbors to the East, the Geauga County Park District, at the Geauga County Fairgrounds!

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Great American Eclipse

Cleveland Related Eclipse Facts!

April 8th, 2024 Eclipse timing in Cleveland:

  • Partial starts 1:59pm
  • Totality starts 3:14pm
  • Totality lasts 3 minutes, 50 seconds
  • Totality ends 3:17pm

Last total solar eclipse in Cleveland: 1806 (218 years ago!)

Next total solar eclipse in Cleveland: 2444 (420 years from now!)

Next partial solar eclipse in Cleveland: January 14th, 2029

Last partial solar eclipse in Cleveland: October 14th, 2023 (it was cloudy)

Next partial lunar eclipse visible from Cleveland: September 18th, 2024*

Next total lunar eclipse visible from Cleveland: March 14th, 2025*

*Lunar eclipses are much more widely visible

These facts were compiled by Professor Chris Mihos, The Worcester R. and Cornelia B. Warner Professor of Astronomy at Case Western Reserve University.