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In the path of totality: The 2024 total solar eclipse

On April 8, 2024, North America will experience a total solar eclipse that passes over Indiana. Several locations — including the IU campuses in Bloomington, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Richmond and Columbus — will be in the path of totality, where the sun is completely eclipsed by the moon. This page will be your place to learn more about the astronomical phenomenon, explore the history of astronomy at IU and get university experts’ take on what to expect as the big day approaches.

What to expect during 2024 total solar eclipse in Indiana

Indiana University astronomy experts discuss what to expect when five IU campuses will be the path of totality during the solar eclipse in 2024.

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30 rural organizations receive grants to support solar eclipse arts, cultural activities

Thirty rural organizations across Indiana will receive funding to host arts and cultural events and programs connected to the 2024 solar eclipse, an event that will blanket parts of Indiana in total darkness on April 8.

IU observatories play role in public education, astronomy history

Across the state, Indiana University’s observatories play a key role in providing public information and viewing access to astronomical phenomenon such as solar eclipses. Several of these observatories have also made important contributions to the history of astronomy.

IU Bloomington is one of only three regional coordinating sites for Citizen CATE, a continent-spanning project to record the eclipse during totality

IU astronomers join scientific effort to study sun’s corona during 2024 solar eclipse

Indiana University astronomers are serving as regional coordinators and trainers for Citizen CATE, a continent-spanning research project to capture video of the sun’s corona during the solar eclipse over North American on April 8, 2024.

Does my dog need solar eclipse glasses?

Unlocking the mysteries of animal behavior during cosmic events

When a solar eclipse occurs, the behavior of animals may seem a bit out of this world. But why do they change their patterns?

Students look up at the solar eclipse while wearing eclipse glasses.

Preparation is underway for a safe 2024 total solar eclipse

IU Bloomington and the surrounding area could see an influx of 300,000 people during the total eclipse. 

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Ask the Expert: 2024 eclipse

Five IU campuses are in the path of totality for the 2024 total solar eclipse. An astronomer explains what to expect. 

Long and storied history of IU interest in solar eclipses will continue in 2024

Bloomington has not been in the path of totality for a solar eclipse since professor of natural science Theophilus Wylie, mathematics and astronomy professor Daniel Kirkwood and Greek professor Elisha Ballantine gathered on the rooftop of the Wylie House in 1869. That will change on April 8, 2024.