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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

April 8, 2024

Grab your solar eclipse glasses and get ready for a total day of solar eclipse fun. Join Imagination Station in Festival Park for an outdoor celebration as we countdown to totality — happening at 3:12 pm.

Enjoy food, games, hands-on science activities and prime viewing for the solar eclipse. Imagination Station's Solar Eclipse Viewing Party is the place to be for eclipse excitement and education. Don't be left out of the dark on April 8, 2024 — join us in Festival Park.

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A Moment in the Sun's Shadow

Casting a dark shadow, 115 miles wide, the Moon will cover the Sun revealing our star’s outer atmosphere on April 8, 2024.

Toledo is in the path of totality. For nearly two minutes, day will turn to night, bright stars and planets will shine, temperatures drop and crowds will experience one of the most awesome sights in nature.

Mark this awe-inspiring experience with Toledo's Science Center.

Path Through Ohio

April 8, 2024 | 3:12 PM

People within a 124-mile-wide band in Ohio will bear witness to the total solar eclipse. Many major cities are in the path of totality, including Toledo. Make your plans now as hundreds of thousands of people are expected to make their way to the region to witness this once-in-a-lifetime event.

The total solar eclipse will begin at 3:08 pm, with the final exit of the Moon's shadow from the state at 3:19 pm.

Totality in Toledo begins at 3:12 pm and will last for nearly two minutes and a partial eclipse will be visible before and after. Plus, the moon will be relatively closer to the Earth during the 2024 eclipse allowing it to be larger and last longer in duration.

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

The Weather

April weather in Ohio can sometimes pose a challenge. Ideally, an eclipse viewer will want crystal clear skies for the biggest wow factor. But, even if it's cloudy, you will still experience some of the other phenomena like darkness, drops in temperatures and changes in wildlife behavior.