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Columbus, Ohio, USA

What will the 2024 total solar eclipse look like?

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Interactive 2024 eclipse map for Columbus

Map of the Columbus area, showing the path of totality in gray.






Detailed Interactive 2024 eclipse map for Columbus

Detailed map of the Columbus area, showing the path of totality in gray.

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You MUST use certified eye protection ("eclipse glasses")
whenever ANY PART of the Sun’s disk is visible.

ISO-Certified Eclipse Glasses

In most of Columbus, you must ALWAYS use your eclipse glasses to view the eclipse.

The Total Eclipse of April 8, 2024

Another total solar eclipse is coming to North America! This time, totality will also pass over Mexico and Canada – giving people all over North America another chance to experience this great celestial event.

In order to see totality, you have to be in the path of totality. If you aren’t in that path, you’ll only see a partial eclipse. You can learn more about those details with our simple eclipse viewing instructions guide.

This blog post will tell you about the 2024 eclipse as seen from the Columbus area in Ohio. Please check out all the links we’ve provided below to learn more about the 2024 total solar eclipse from other locations.

This blog post will tell you about the 2024 eclipse as seen from the Columbus area in Ohio. Please check out all the links we’ve provided below to learn more about the 2024 total solar eclipse from other locations.

The Total Eclipse of April 8, 2024 in Columbus

The Columbus area lies directly on the southern limit of the path of totality for the April 8, 2024 total eclipse. This means that it is extremely important for you to know where to be on eclipse day, if you want to see the amazing sight of totality!

Where can I see the total eclipse?

The path passes northwest of town, and you can see on the map where you should try to be on eclipse day. Because of Columbus’s location on the edge of the path, and the size of the metro area, it’s very important to understand that the farther north and west you go, the more totality you’ll see.

You have to be up north, near Sunbury, Dublin or the OSU Airport, to be in the path. In those locations you’ll get a minute or more in the shadow. If you want even more totality, you’ll need to get farther north to the centerline. That will be north of Marion on 23, north of Bellefonatine on 33, or out west at Greenville. Lima is also near the centerline, and sees just short of four minutes of totality. You can check out our blog post on the Dayton area to learn more about locations nearer the centerline in that direction.



What will I see on eclipse day?

It’s very difficult to describe exactly what you’ll see on eclipse day, because each part of town will see something different. Most of town is not in the path. Downtown isn’t, and the airport isn’t either. Even Easton and The Ohio State University lie just outside the southern limit.

It’s true that from locations just outside the path there will be sky darkening, some possibly interesting edge effects, and maybe even a bit of corona.

Order eclipse glasses! However, if the Sun is not COMPLETELY eclipsed you MUST always use ISO-certified eye protection ("eclipse glasses") to watch the eclipse. That means that, even if these things are going on around you, if you’re not in the path you won’t be able to see most of them. It will be best for you to get as far north and west as possible, to make sure you’re in the path and will be able to see totality.

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When will the eclipse happen?

Eclipse day is April 8, 2024
Eclipse day is April 8, 2024!

Whatever the eclipse brings to Columbus, it will be most interesting as the shadow passes by – to the north and west of town, remember.

This will happen just before 3:13pm CDT.

Again, it’ll be best if you try to get farther north to make sure you have a great view of the eclipse.

The eclipse happens at different times in different locations. Use the slider on the map above to show you when totality will happen as the eclipse passes through the Columbus area.

Use ISO-certified eye protection during the partial phases

Always remember the rule for using eye protection during an eclipse: If there’s ANY bright part of the Sun showing, then you have to use your eclipse glasses to watch the event.

That means if you can see anything at all of the Sun through the glasses, then the Sun is too bright and you have to leave the glasses on! If you can see absolutely NO piece of the Sun through the eclipse glasses, then it’s safe to take them off. But the second any bright part of the Sun becomes visible again, you have to put them back on – and this can be mere seconds after you took them off. It would be so much better for you to get into the path, and really enjoy seeing totality!


We also have an entire section of the site dedicated to providing much more detailed eclipse viewing instructions for you!


Wherever you decide to view from, be sure to plan your route carefully, and watch the weather to make sure you’ll have good skies on eclipse day.

Check out the Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator!


Please be sure to check out Eclipse2024.org’s eclipse simulator for any location you’d like to preview. The simulator will show you exactly what the eclipse will look like for any location you choose!

The Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator

Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator videos!


If you'd just like to preview the eclipse without using the simulator, we've made videos for the 2023 annular eclipse and the 2024 total eclipse as seen from over 2,000 locations! You can find them on our 2024 eclipse YouTube channel, but we've made it even easier for you - just visit our eclipse simulator video page to get started!

Eclipse2024.org's Eclipse Simulator videos

Eclipse2024.org wishes everyone CLEAR SKIES on eclipse day - April 8, 2024!

Eclipse2024.org wishes everyone CLEAR SKIES on eclipse day - April 8, 2024!

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