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April 8, 2024, marks the first time since 1806 Ohio will experience a total solar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the Earth, the moon and the sun align such that the sun passes behind the moon.

 

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Why is this eclipse different?

So why is the Great American Eclipse as it is now being called so unique to Ohio and Sandusky County? The answer is that we are located in a very narrow band of totality where the Earth falls in the moon's shadow and experiences total darkness. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will allow residents and visitors to witness the amazing sight of the moon completely blocking the sun, casting a shadow over the earth.
This shadow, or "path of totality," is only a 124 miles wide and travels across the earth's surface at over 1,000 miles per hour. In Fremont, Ohio, the path of totality will cross the city, offering residents and visitors the opportunity to witness this amazing event. During the eclipse, the sky will darken, and stars and planets will become visible. The temperature will drop, and birds and animals will become quiet. The moon's shadow will create a dramatic contrast with the bright sky, creating a unique and breathtaking sight.


The Sandusky County Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with local organizations and businesses, is organizing a variety of events and activities to celebrate the solar eclipse. From educational talks and workshops to outdoor viewing parties and festivals, there is something for everyone.


So mark your calendars and prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime event! The solar eclipse of April 8, 2024 is sure to be a memorable and awe-inspiring experience. Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or just a curious onlooker, don't miss this opportunity to witness the beauty and power of the sun and moon in perfect alignment.
 

 

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What is an Eclipse?

Eclipse Path of Totality

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Shown above is the path of the "totality zone" which is 124 miles wide and crosses directly over Sandusky County.  This rare event will not happen again in this area until 2099.

Time and Duration by Location

"Duration" refers to the duration of totality and is expressed in minutes and seconds.

Video rendering of what the April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse would look like from space.  This illustrates the alignment of the earth, moon and sun creating the celestial event known as a solar eclipse.

It is important to note that looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can cause serious eye damage. To safely view the eclipse, it is recommended to wear specialized solar viewing glasses or to use a pinhole projector to project the image of the eclipse onto a surface. You can get a FREE pair of glasses at the Sandusky County Visitors Bureau, limit one per person. Available March and April of 2024.

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Total Solar Eclipse Merchandise

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¿Dónde puedo ver este evento?

Puede escribir "Buscar dirección o lugar" 43420 o su código postal y le proporcionará parques, recintos feriales y grandes espacios públicos al aire libre que están abiertos y disponibles al público para ver el eclipse.

 

¿Dónde puedo acampar o quedarme en el condado de Sandusky?

Encuentre el lugar perfecto en el condado de Sandusky para acampar o elija entre nuestras cómodas habitaciones de hotel. Tenga en cuenta que se espera que este evento atraiga a millones de viajeros a Ohio y se estima que solo el condado de Sandusky podría recibir más de 118 000 visitantes adicionales para este evento. ¡Tendrá disponibilidad limitada o nula si espera hasta el último minuto!

 

Eventos que tienen lugar en el condado de Sanduksky para el eclipse

Información de emergencia y seguridad pública

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Se ha llevado a cabo una amplia planificación para garantizar que los servicios de emergencia y los socorristas estén preparados para manejar la demanda adicional de servicios.  Si tiene una emergencia, llame al 911.

 

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Información Adicional y Mapas

Esta ubicación está abierta todo el año, desde el anochecer hasta el amanecer y puede ser visitada por viajeros de placer o reservada como una experiencia grupal. una visita al Museo de Veteranos de la Costa Norte,  ambos ubicados en Williams Park, donde también se encuentra el 9/11, Public Safety Service Memorial.

La sede del condado de Sandusky County se encuentra:

  • A 35 minutos del ferry de la isla del lago Erie en el centro de Port Clinton

  • 60 minutos al parque de atracciones Cedar Point

  • A 25 minutos del centro de Toledo

  • 110 minutos del centro de Cleveland

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