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Solar eclipse: times and locations

By now you have probably heard that a solar eclipse is going to be occurring on Monday and it will be visible across a good portion of the United States. 

While only a narrow strip of land will see a total eclipse (the sun completely covered by the moon), sometimes known as "path of totality", much of northern Indiana will still be seeing a fairly large "partial eclipse". 

The partial eclipse (when the sun is not completely covered) for us here in Fort Wayne will see about 86% of the sun covered by the moon during at it's peak. It will start here in Fort Wayne at 12:59 PM on Monday, and it will peak at 2:25 PM, and then end at 3:47 PM, for a total length of 2 hours and 48 minutes.

If you wish to see more an eclipse, but do not want to travel far, nearby Indianapolis will have a slightly better partial eclipse with roughly 92% of the sun covered. Their eclipse will peak at 2:25 PM. 

Across state lines in Dayton, OH, the moon will eclipse around 89% of the sun at peak time around 2:28 PM. 

If you are unable to see this year's eclipse, do not worry. The next solar eclipse for Fort Wayne will occur on 8 April 2024. The Eclipse of 2024 will provide Hoosiers and Buckeyes with a much better eclipse; Fort Wayne will see 99.92% of the sun covered (technically, it is still a "partial eclipse"), but do not worry! The southeast section of I-469 will see a total eclipse, as well as Decatur, Defiance, Van Wert, as well as nearby Toledo, Indianapolis and Dayton. 

About Timothy Albertson

Timothy Albertson

Timothy Albertson joins Fort Wayne's NBC News Weekend fresh out of Penn State University with a B.S. in Meteorology.  Born and raised in the northwest Ohio, Timothy is happy to be back in the midwest. 

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