Eclipse2024.org's 2023 Annular Eclipse Community Page for Benton, Illinois
Here, you'll find all the information we've been able to find for Benton, as they prepare to host visitors to view the great annular eclipse of October 14, 2023!
Eclipse2024.org does not endorse or approve any viewing sites or events related to the 2023 eclipse. The information on this page has been provided by the individuals, companies and/or communities represented, and has not been validated, substantiated, or confirmed by Eclipse2024.org. Selection of a suitable viewing site and selection of events to attend, including due diligence, weather, infrastructure, travel, logistics, and safety considerations, is solely the responsibility of the eclipse observer and of the individuals, companies, and communities whose information appears on these pages. No relationship exists between Eclipse2024.org and any individual, company, or community, nor may any such relationship be inferred to exist, by virtue of any information included on this page. All information on Eclipse2024.org’s Community pages is provided “as is”, with no warranty or guarantee as to suitability for viewing the eclipse, suitability of any event associated with the eclipse, or preparedness by any individual or entity in any fashion to receive or host visitors.
*All times shown are calculated for the lat/long specified above, and are accurate to within a couple of seconds, due mainly to influences of the "edge effects" at the start and end of annularity. For a more detailed explanation of this, please see the "About Accuracy" section of this great 2017 eclipse page by Ernie Wright of NASA!
These calculations were performed using a value of ΔT=69.1s.
Please also note that these times have been converted from UTC; if you see times that say "UTC", "UT", or "GMT", those are NOT the local times for you in Benton!
Finally, please see our page about calculating eclipse times to the tenth of a second.
Map of Benton and vicinity
Current Weather Forecast for Benton
CURRENT CLOUD COVER:
LOCAL | NATIONAL
Visit our "Weather" links for other great cloud cover forecast maps!
The eclipse in Benton will be partial (with magnitude 63%).
(Get your eclipse glasses here – you MUST have them to safely view the eclipse!)
First, we'd suggest you contact local Chambers of Commerce and/or Town/City Councils
for the locations you're interested in.
Next, check out eclipse viewing and event plans that have been sent to us by officials of Benton!
Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Benton:
No plans have been submitted to us yet.
If you are an official of Benton, who is responsible for Eclipse2024 public outreach,
please send us information about your community’s 2023 eclipse plans – so we can share it here with everyone!
Please contact us if you have questions about anything related to the Eclipse2024.org Community Pages.
And please be sure to check out Dr. Kate Russo's excellent resources on eclipse planning!
Her two white papers are world-class resources you MUST read. You'll find them at her Eclipse Community Planning page!
Eclipse2024.org encourages everyone to get into the path of annularity on eclipse day!
(And make sure to have enough eclipse glasses on hand for everyone!)
See Eclipse2024.org’s eclipse simulator for Benton
Opens the amazing, full-featured eclipse2024.org eclipse simulator, to show you exactly what the 2023 eclipse will look like!
(If this is your first visit, you’ll want to open the Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator Instruction page first!)
See detailed 2023 eclipse information for Benton