On the afternoon of April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse – the first since the Great American Eclipse in 2017 and the last until August 2044 – will arc across the southern half of Indiana from southwest to northeast.
The zone of totality, in which it will become almost completely dark, runs through a number of DNR properties. The eclipse will first be visible in Indiana in the Mount Vernon area, and through the afternoon it will progress across the state through regions that include Linton, Bloomington, Indianapolis, Shelbyville, Muncie, New Castle, Connersville, and Portland. Along the center line of the zone of totality, darkness will last for approximately four minutes, and as you move farther away from the center line of that arc across the state, the timeframe and amount of darkness will drop.
We look forward to providing you with outdoor places to gather to watch the eclipse, great programs in the days before and during the event, and options for lodging so you can be ready and in place to enjoy it.
- For more about the science of the eclipse, visit the American Astronomical Society's 2024 Eclipse website.
- Learn how to safely travel and view the eclipse at Indiana Department of Homeland Security's Eclipse website.
- NASA's 2024 Eclipse website
- Visit Indiana – Best Places to View the Eclipse
- Información sobre seguridad – Eclipse 2024 (NASA)
- Wish to volunteer for the event? Contact us.
The Indiana State Park Inns online store sells glasses and other eclipse merchandise, including t-shirts. Glasses are $10 for a set of four. Shipping and handling is $1.50.
Where to see the eclipse
The light purple area in this interactive map shows the zone of totality where the sun will become almost completely dark. Zoom in to see DNR locations in the path. To pan the map, tap or click in the middle and drag. Along the center line (purple), darkness will last for about four minutes, and as you move farther away from the center line, the timeframe and amount of darkness will drop. Outside the light purple area, viewers will not see complete coverage of the sun. This map is under development. More information may be added in the future.