2024 Solar Eclipse - Why Shelby County
The “path of totality” during a solar eclipse is the path that the moon’s shadow falls onto the Earth’s surface. On April 8, 2024, the centerline for the path of totality will dissect Shelby County entering in the vicinity of Fort Loramie and existing near Botkins. To witness the 2024 solar eclipse in all its splendor, viewing along the path of totality is optimal. Outside of the path of totality, one will only see a partial eclipse.
Totality enters the southwest corner of Shelby County at approximately 3:09 p.m. and exits the northeast corner of Shelby County around 3:14 p.m. Excellent viewing locations are numerous in our area including the City of Sidney, Villages of Fort Loramie, Russia, Botkins, Anna, & Jackson Center, all very close to the centerline on the path of totality.
RESOURCES FOR MORE INFORMATION
NASA – The foremost authority on everything space.
NationalEclipse.com – Comprehensive information about what to expect, eclipse safety, weather, maps, FAQs and more.
EclipseOhio.gov – An excellent source for information about the 2024 eclipse, especially as it pertains to Ohio.
The Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, only 19 miles from Sidney.