Thursday, June 10, 2021

What's Special About the 2024 Solar Eclipse?

The weather cooperated this morning for a brief period of time. The clouds thinned out enough for us to see the partial solar eclipse along the horizon in northern Ohio. Pictures courtesy:  Doug Kishman, Mari-Dor Beach, Vermilion, Ohio at approximately 6:10am.

Solar Eclipses just as common as lunar eclipses.  The difference is that the path of visibility is much smaller during a solar eclipse than a lunar eclipse. Calculations indicate that anyone location on the Earth's surface will have a total solar eclipse once every 375 years. has an excellent write-up.

There are different types of solar eclipses:  Partial, annular and total.

The next Total Solar Eclipse that will pass directly over Ohio will be April 8, 2024. 

The next set of solar eclipses will pass within several hundred miles. If you miss the Total Solar Eclipse in 2024, you will have to wait until the end of the century--September 14, 2099--for the next TSE to pass directly over Ohio.

Here are ALL Solar eclipses world wide per decade and their paths. These graphics may be incomplete. Check the NASA site for any I might have missed.








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