Total Eclipse Decatur County, Indiana 2024

Eclipse Begins

1:50 PM EDT

Totality Begins

3:06 PM EDT

Duration of Totality

3 min 49 sec (in Indy)

Totalitly Ends

3:09 PM EDT

Eclipse Ends

4:23 PM EDT

(McGlaun, 2022)


About the 2024 Total Eclipse in Decatur County

April 8, 2024, the long total eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse in 819 years! The path of the eclipse will cut through the United States from Texas to Maine with Decatur County, Indiana area sitting near the center of the path of totality. The Moon will completely cover the Sun causing day to turn quickly to twilight for nearly four minutes. You cannot look directly at the Sun without protection. The best viewing for the total solar eclipse will be the Southeastern half of Indiana including Greensburg and the rest of Decatur County. Totality will last roughly 3 minutes 50 seconds. A telescope will not needed to view this event; just proper safety eye wear during partial phases such eclipse glasses or indirect viewing methods such as the pinhole method or mirror projection method.

Viewing the Eclipse

It is safe to be outside during an eclipse. Sunlight during an eclipse is no different than normal. Just wear proper eye protection to look directly at the Sun. You should never look directly at the Sun without 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 totality when it is safe to remove your eclipse viewers.