Solar Eclipse: April 8, 2024

Countdown to Eclipse

Join UToledo for the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024

What to expect

The University of Toledo will be near the northern limit of the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. The eclipse will be visible on campus in partiality beginning around 1:56 p.m. Max totality is expected at approximately 3:12 p.m. and last for 1 minute 28 seconds before moving back into partiality. The eclipse will end as the moon finishes passing in front of the sun around 4:26 p.m.

What to do on campus

UToledo will mark this occasion with a carnival atmosphere in Centennial Mall, the heart of our campus. Enjoy music, food trucks, games, inflatables and hands on activities. If you prefer a more laid-back atmosphere while you view the eclipse progress, take a seat in the Glass Bowl stadium and enjoy periodic views of the live feeds from NASA and UToledo's telescope and informational videos featuring UToledo's scientists. Limited concessions will be open to spectators in the stadium. Please review Glass Bowl rules of conduct and prohibited items before your visit. Centennial Mall activities and the Glass Bowl will be open from 12-4:30 p.m.

Safe viewing

It is never safe to look directly at the sun without adequate eye protection. Please be sure to wear eclipse glasses or experience the eclipse with a pinhole projector. UToledo will have a limited supply of eclipse glasses available to campus visitors on April 8.

NASA offers additional safe viewing tips, including protecting your skin, staying hydrated and driving safely if you're traveling during the eclipse.

Eclipse Timeline at UToledo

The sun, unobstructed

1:56 p.m.
Before Eclipse

The moon starting to cover the sun from the right

 

The moon halfway covering the sun from the right

 

The moon almost entirely covering the sun from the right

 

The moon totally covering the sun

3:12 p.m.
Total Eclipse

The moon starting to move past the sun to the left

 

The moon halfway done moving past the sun to the left

 

The moon almost entirely done moving past the sun to the left

 

The sun, unobstructed

4:26 p.m. – After Eclipse

Last Updated: 4/5/24