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In 2024, Ohio will be for (eclipse) lovers

Ohioans won't have to travel very far to witness 2024's total eclipse of the heartland. (Source: WXIX) Ohioans won't have to travel very far to witness 2024's total eclipse of the heartland. (Source: WXIX)

Ohioans won't have to travel very far to witness 2024's total eclipse of the heartland.

According to greatamericaneclipse.com, the next total solar eclipse to hit the Americas will first touch Mexico on April 8, 2024. The path of totality will, more or less, parallel Interstate 71 in Ohio on its way from Texas to Maine.

You may have seen a bunch of crescent-shaped shadows Monday, and here's why

Cities like Cleveland, Dayton, Toledo, and Indianapolis should fall in the path of total solar eclipse.

Cincinnati and cities such as Columbus, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Lexington, and Detroit are expected to see about a 95 percent eclipse on that day.

For those who caught the eclipse bug Monday, an annular solar eclipse will pass through North America in October 2023, according to timeanddate.com. That eclipse's path through the U.S. is expected to begin in Oregon and pass through Texas.

For a total solar eclipse to occur, the moon must completely cover the sun. When the sun and moon are in line with the earth, but the apparent size of the moon is smaller than the sun (making the sun look like a ring), that is an annular eclipse.

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