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Total Eclipse Decatur County, Indiana 2024
What to Expect

On April 8, 2024, Greensburg, Decatur County will be in the path of totality for a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse. This will be the first total solar eclipse our community has seen in 819 years, and the next one will not take place until the year 2153! The path of the eclipse will cut through the United States from Texas to Maine, with Greensburg and Decatur County sitting near the center of the path of totality. The Moon will cover the Sun causing day to turn to twilight for about 2 and a half hours on the afternoon of Monday, April 8, with totality lasting about 3 and a half minutes. 

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Viewing the Eclipse

It is safe to be outside during an eclipse, however you need protective eyeware when looking directly at the solar eclipse.

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Sunlight during an eclipse is no different than normal. Just wear proper eye protection to look directly at the Sun. You cannot look directly at the Sun without protection, such as solar viewing glasses or filters sold by astronomical specialists which block more than 99.999% of visible light and 100% of Infrared and Ultraviolet light. The only time the Sun can be viewed directly is during the 3 and a half minutes of totality, when the sun is completely blacked out and it is safe to remove your eclipse viewers. .  A telescope will not needed to view this event; just proper safety eyewear such as eclipse glasses or indirect viewing methods such as the pinhole method or mirror projection method.

 

Official Viewing Locations

2024 SOLAR ECLIPSE AT THE DECATUR COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS  
Saturday, April 6, 2024 - Monday, April 8, 2024

1645 West Park Road, Greensburg, IN 47240

 

2024 SOLAR ECLIPSE WATCH PARTY AT NORTH PARK   
Monday, April 8, 2024

1200 North Park Street, Greensburg, IN 47240

 

TREE CITY TOTALITY  -  PIRATE PARK
Sunday, April 7, 2024 - Monday, April 8, 2024

1001 East Central Avenue, Greensburg, IN 47240

Book your Trip

Want to plan a "totality" awesome trip around the eclipse? Find hotels and places to stay, attractions and things to do, places to eat, and upcoming events on our website.