Eclipse Defiance County 2024


On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will take place. The moon will pass between the Sun and the Earth, causing a complete block of the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as it it were dawn or dusk beginning at around 1:55pm and concluding around 4:25pm. Defiance County will experience a total eclipse for approximately 1 minute and 39 seconds. Eclipse viewers should never look directly at the Sun without appropriate eye protection. This will be the last total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States until 2044.
We want you to be prepared for this event! Defiance County has created an Eclipse Task Force to prepare for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse that will take place on April 8th, 2024. Extensive research has gone into preparing for this event including gathering information from cities previously affected by eclipse events.
One of the most challenging planning aspects is determining how many people may visit Defiance County for this event, as we are in the path of totality, have a number of parks and locations to view the eclipse from, and a number of tourist attractions, such as hotels, restaurants, and easy access to major highways.
With the potential for a large influx of crowds, we encourage all residents to become familiar with the upcoming eclipse date and begin to prepare accordingly.

Please see below for a variety of materials and information to help you prepare for this event.