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Prepare for the total solar eclipse with OHIO Zanesville

In partnership with the Zanesville Astronomy Club, Ohio University Zanesville is hosting a community event on how to prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse. The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in the Elson Hall Auditorium at Ohio University Zanesville.

Keynote Speaker Irene Baron will present information about the April 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. Topics presented will include the cause of the eclipse, what time it will occur, where to view it in Ohio, and how to view it safely. Solar viewing lenses will be distributed to attendees courtesy of Ohio University Zanesville. Baron is an Eclipse Ambassador with the NASA Partner Eclipse Ambassador program, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the Space Science Institute (SSI), and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

This event is open to the public. Attend the event to pick up your solar viewing lenses as we prepare for the total solar eclipse. 

On Monday, April 8, 2024, people within a 124-mile-wide band in Ohio will experience a total solar eclipse. Areas in Ohio that are outside the path of totality 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 1.5 years. Only 21 total solar eclipses have crossed the lower 48 states during the existence of the United States. 

The last total solar eclipse visible in Ohio was in 1806. The next total solar eclipse in Ohio will be in the year 2099. 

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February 26, 2024
Staff reports