Preparing for the 2024 Solar Eclipse in Indiana

Indiana will experience a total solar eclipse in 2024 on April 8th. The moon will cover the sun completely, turning the day into twilight in the path of totality for about four minutes. American Paper Optics is proud to prepare countless eclipse spectators with the protection they need to properly enjoy an eclipse. Learn more about the 2024 eclipse in Indiana and our eclipse glasses below!

Experiencing the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse in Indiana

The 2024 Indiana eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse Indiana will be experiencing after 819 years. There are several things you can do to prepare for viewing the eclipse, even though there’s still some time before it happens.

The solar eclipse will reach its maximum coverage in Indiana, so about 90% of the sun will be covered. The eclipse will start at around 12:57 p.m in Indianapolis and get to its peak at 2:25 p.m. It will then end at 3:48 p.m.

Indiana Cities to Visit for the Eclipse

The best location to view the total eclipse will be the southeastern half of Indiana. Note that the duration of totality may vary slightly from city to city. The solar eclipse will first be visible in the Vincennes area in Indiana. Below are more regions in the state that the solar eclipse will progress along.

  • Portland
  • Connersville
  • New Castle
  • Muncie
  • Shelbyville
  • Indianapolis
  • Bloomington
  • Linton

A couple of watch parties will be held if you would like to have more fun watching the eclipse. Some of the watch parties will be held by Butler University, The Children’s Museum, and The Hamilton East Public Library. They will all provide visitors with eclipse-viewing glasses at no cost. Entrance to these watch parties is free. However, the eclipse glasses will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

What You Will See on a Total Solar Eclipse

During an eclipse, the moon casts a shadow on earth, as it passes between the sun and the earth. The moon will keep moving in front of the sun until the only visible thing is a small light crescent. The sky will start to darken.

Shadow bands will appear on the plain ground surfaces, often as thin wavy lines. Tiny light specs (Baily’s Beads) will be visible around the sun’s edge as the crescent disappears. The sky will become dark, but there will be a reddish glow on the horizon that looks like a sunset.

You will see the sun’s crown or corona shining around the moon once it’s fully eclipsed. This only happens on a total eclipse and is a spectacular scene. You will also see solar prominences, which will shoot through the sun’s atmosphere. You will see colorful lights coming from the sun’s chromosphere, and you will see bright stars and planets in the moon’s umbra from the areas on earth as well. Once the total eclipse is over, daylight will return.

Get Prepared with American Paper Optics

We’re a leading manufacturer and marketer of 3D glasses and eclipse glasses, and we guarantee you quality products. Our eclipse glasses are CE certified and ISO approved, and they filter out 100% infrared and harmful ultraviolet rays. It’s imperative to get proper eclipse glasses since they’re the only ones that will offer you proper eye protection as you take in the eclipse. 

The total eclipse varies from the annual solar eclipse because it happens after an extended period. Most eclipse viewers have already started looking for the perfect location and choosing hotels where they will view the eclipse from. You can get your glasses from us to ensure you view the 2024 Indiana eclipse comfortably, so make sure you prepare early with American Paper Optics!