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Dayton, Ohio, USA

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Map of the Dayton area, showing the path of totality in gray

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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 Dayton 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 Dayton 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 Dayton

Dayton is very well-placed to see totality! Though not as deep into the path as we’d like, if weather permits, folks there will enjoy a beautiful view on eclipse day. The downtown area will see a very respectable 2m 44s of totality. We recommend simply finding a good spot clear of clouds, and enjoy the show.

Where can I see the total eclipse?

Because of Dayton’s location in the path, it’s very important to understand that the farther north and west you go, the more totality you’ll see. So for example, in Xenia, totality will last about 1m 20s. Wright-Patterson AFB will get a bit more than two and a half minutes, while the main civilian airport (DAY) will get 3m 17s! That’s a huge difference, just based on your location within the city!

If you’re east of town, Springfield is also just inside the path! And if you want to get to the centerline, then you’ll want to travel north on I-75 between Sidney and Wapakoneta, or northwest to Greenville. These towns will get just under four minutes in the shadow, and you don’t lose more than a second or two of totality by not making it those extra few miles to the centerline.

What will I see on eclipse day?

Dayton is well situated to see the eclipse. Enjoy totality!

If you have to escape clouds, we have blog posts written for Cincinnati and Columbus, if you’d like more info on viewing prospects for those locations. But in Dayton, you’re closer to the centerline than anyone in those bigger cities!

Order eclipse glasses! Remember that even if you are in the path of totality, if the Sun is not COMPLETELY eclipsed you MUST always use ISO-certified eye protection to watch the eclipse. You MUST use your eclipse glasses to observe all the partial phases.

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When will the eclipse happen?

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

The big event happens just after 3:09pm EDT, and people in the downtown area will see about 2m 44s of totality.

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 Dayton 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.

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!

You can also 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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