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(This is an archived page about the total solar eclipse that occurred on April 8, 2024. For information on future eclipses, please see our Upcoming Eclipse Maps page.)

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will occur along a narrow path of totality in Ohio. To experience the total phase of the eclipse, you must be located within this path, with the duration of totality lasting the longest at the centerline. But where along the path should you plan to go? Below, we've outlined some of the unique features, landmarks, and viewing options along the path of totality for Ohio. We've also provided a detailed map of the path of totality in Ohio as well as totality start times and durations for Ohio cities that are located inside the path of totality on April 8, 2024.

Remember that you must use special eclipse safety glasses or viewers at all times during the partial phases of a total solar eclipse. The Eclipse Store offers a wide variety of certified safe eclipse glasses and viewers.

Note that times and durations can vary widely even within the same city and some cities are located only partially within the path of totality. All times and durations noted on this page are only representative samples and should be used for general comparison purposes only.

To avoid confusion, note that references made below to the "western" and "eastern" limits or lines of the eclipse refer respectively to the left/top and right/bottom edges of the eclipse path as it gradually changes its direction from north to east as it travels across the U.S.


The centerline of the eclipse enters Ohio at approximately 1:53pm EDT, with totality beginning in that location at about 3:08pm EDT.

Much like its trip through Indiana, the eclipse paints a bullseye on several large cities in Ohio. At the same time, it comes excruciatingly close but misses a couple of others. Dayton is one of the lucky cities, located off the eastern edge of the eclipse path about a third of the way to the centerline. In downtown Dayton, totality will last for about 2 minutes and 43 seconds, longer than the maximum duration anywhere during the historic 2017 eclipse but considered merely respectable for our 4-minute-plus eclipse of 2024. South of Dayton, the path of totality barely misses Cincinnati. Unfortunate, yes, but especially so, considering the fact that a total solar eclipse hasn't occurred in what constitutes present-day Cincinnati since the year 1395 (and there won't be another one for at least 1,000 years). It's a quick and easy trek into the eclipse path, however, and eclipse fans can use Cincinnati as a convenient home base with plenty of lodging. From Cincinnati, Interstate 74 meets up with the centerline in Indiana and Interstate 75 runs through Dayton and connects with the centerline in Ohio.

Toledo is situated right along the western limit of the eclipse path, resulting in rather modest durations of totality for this Lake Erie city. In downtown Toledo, totality will last for about 1 minute and 53 seconds, with durations decreasing quickly as you go north and west and with a small area of northwestern Toledo outside the path. For longer durations, Toledoans can drive south on I-75, which eventually connects with the centerline. Above Toledo, in Michigan, Detroit is about an hour away from totality and can make a good base of operations for eclipse chasers. I-75 will get you to the path and all the way to the centerline (Detroiters can also reach totality by crossing into Canada and driving to the northern shores of Lake Erie). On the other side of the eclipse path, Columbus, Ohio's capital and largest city, is perched right on the edge of the path. Although some areas in the northwestern part of the city are inside the path of totality, most of Columbus will experience a partial solar eclipse only. But its wealth of lodging options and its extremely close proximity to the path will make the city a great basecamp for expeditions into the totality zone.

About halfway through the state, the western line of the eclipse path hops out of the U.S. and into Canada, not to re-enter again until Maine. This is also when the centerline and the western side of the eclipse path head out into Lake Erie. Unfortunately, it won't be July or August, but you can bet that plenty of boaters will be out on the lake to witness the show from the water. In fact, somewhat surprisingly, meteorologists think the frigid waters of Lake Erie (and, farther along the path, Lake Ontario) in early April might actually inhibit the formation of clouds over the lake. Although an eclipse viewing on the water might be a chilly experience, it might also offer better weather prospects than locations farther inland.

Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland is very close to the eclipse centerline, which is over water at this point, and the lucky citizens of this lakeside city can expect very generous durations of totality on April 8. In downtown Cleveland, totality will last for about 3 minutes and 49 seconds. With such a long duration of darkness and with plenty of lakeside viewing spots, Cleveland will certainly be rocking on April 8, 2024. Interstate 90 parallels the centerline from Cleveland all the way to the Pennsylvania border. West of Cleveland, I-90 crosses the centerline as it curves around the lake and heads to Toledo. South of Cleveland, it will be a "Goodyear" in the Rubber Capital of the World when the eclipse comes to Akron, with totality clocking in at around 2 minutes and 46 seconds in the downtown district. And about halfway between Cleveland and Akron is Cuyahoga Valley National Park, one of only two U.S. national parks located along the 2024 path of totality.

The centerline of the eclipse exits the state over Lake Erie at approximately 4:30pm EDT, with totality coming to an end in that location at about 3:19pm EDT. From the Indiana-Ohio border to the Ohio-Pennsylvania border, the Moon's shadow travels approximately 263 miles along the centerline in 7 minutes and 28 seconds at an average speed of 2,110 miles per hour.



For the map below, the yellow lines outline the limits of the path of totality in Ohio. The green middle line represents the eclipse centerline, where totality lasts the longest in Ohio. The grey lines show the path of totality entering and exiting Ohio. To experience the total phase of the eclipse in Ohio, you must be within the yellow lines. The closer you are to the green centerline, the longer totality will last. Areas outside the path of totality will get a partial solar eclipse only.

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Total Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024 - Ohio Map



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City Totality Start Duration*
New Paris3:08:10 PM EDT3:47
Oxford3:08:23 PM EDT2:51
Greenville3:08:31 PM EDT3:56
New Weston3:08:41 PM EDT3:58
Celina3:09:01 PM EDT3:49
Fort Loramie3:09:05 PM EDT3:58
Hamilton3:09:09 PM EDT1:42
Piqua3:09:12 PM EDT3:46
St. Marys3:09:14 PM EDT3:54
Troy3:09:16 PM EDT3:34
Tipp City3:09:21 PM EDT3:21
Sidney3:09:23 PM EDT3:52
Dayton3:09:29 PM EDT2:43
Wapakoneta3:09:31 PM EDT3:56
Huber Heights3:09:33 PM EDT2:55
Van Wert3:09:35 PM EDT3:10
Delphos3:09:44 PM EDT3:32
Medway3:09:47 PM EDT2:50
Lima3:09:50 PM EDT3:51
Russells Point3:09:53 PM EDT3:54
Beavercreek3:09:57 PM EDT2:05
Bellefontaine3:10:05 PM EDT3:43
West Liberty3:10:06 PM EDT3:32
Urbana3:10:11 PM EDT3:10
Springfield3:10:15 PM EDT2:34
Kenton3:10:26 PM EDT3:55
Xenia3:10:31 PM EDT1:18
Forest3:10:40 PM EDT3:56
Findlay3:10:45 PM EDT3:44
Defiance3:10:59 PM EDT1:40
Marion3:11:14 PM EDT3:34
Bowling Green3:11:22 PM EDT2:59
Tiffin3:11:24 PM EDT3:52
Delaware3:11:36 PM EDT2:35
Fremont3:11:46 PM EDT3:38
Galion3:11:51 PM EDT3:31
Mount Gilead3:11:52 PM EDT3:06
Perrysburg3:11:56 PM EDT2:13
Maumee3:11:57 PM EDT2:06
Dublin3:11:59 PM EDT1:23
Marengo3:12:06 PM EDT2:29
Rossford3:12:08 PM EDT2:04
Port Clinton3:12:12 PM EDT3:30
Holland3:12:15 PM EDT1:24
Oregon3:12:15 PM EDT2:05
Norwalk3:12:16 PM EDT3:54
Toledo3:12:17 PM EDT1:53
Milan3:12:19 PM EDT3:54
Sandusky3:12:21 PM EDT3:45
Mansfield3:12:23 PM EDT3:16
Lakeside3:12:25 PM EDT3:35
Huron3:12:29 PM EDT3:52
New London3:12:31 PM EDT3:46
Kelleys Island3:12:34 PM EDT3:32
Put-in-Bay3:12:34 PM EDT3:17
Wakeman3:12:35 PM EDT3:53
Ashland3:12:43 PM EDT3:19
Wellington3:12:50 PM EDT3:45
Amherst3:12:56 PM EDT3:53
Elyria3:13:05 PM EDT3:52
Mount Vernon3:13:10 PM EDT1:16
Avon3:13:14 PM EDT3:52
Avon Lake3:13:16 PM EDT3:53
Westlake3:13:24 PM EDT3:51
Medina3:13:29 PM EDT3:26
Wooster3:13:39 PM EDT2:25
Parma3:13:41 PM EDT3:45
Broadview Heights3:13:45 PM EDT3:36
Cleveland3:13:46 PM EDT3:49
Wadsworth3:13:50 PM EDT2:57
Copley3:13:57 PM EDT3:04
Peninsula3:14:02 PM EDT3:20
Wickliffe3:14:09 PM EDT3:48
Akron3:14:14 PM EDT2:46
Cuyahoga Falls3:14:15 PM EDT2:56
Willoughby3:14:15 PM EDT3:49
Mentor3:14:21 PM EDT3:48
Kent3:14:31 PM EDT2:47
Painesville3:14:31 PM EDT3:49
Chardon3:14:33 PM EDT3:40
Burton3:14:41 PM EDT3:26
Ashtabula3:15:15 PM EDT3:45
Conneaut3:15:38 PM EDT3:44
Warren3:15:44 PM EDT1:57
Eclipse data courtesy of Fred Espenak, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, from Note that times and durations can vary widely even within the same city and some cities are located only partially within the path of totality. All times and durations shown on this page are only representative samples and should be used for general comparison purposes only.

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