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.