Preparing for the 2024 Solar Eclipse in Santa Claus IN

The opportunity to experience a total solar eclipse is a rare and profound event. While occurring in other parts of the world, the last total solar eclipse in North America was in 2017. On April 8, 2024, residents of Santa Claus, IN, can observe the moon’s ecliptical path as it makes its way from Mazatlan, Mexico, to Newfoundland, Canada.

Except for a brief time period during the totality phase of the solar eclipse, it’s imperative to wear appropriate protective glasses. Our ISO-approved eclipse glasses block out 100% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet and infrared rays. They also filter out more than 99% of the intense visible light while providing clear visibility.

Can You See the Total Solar Eclipse in Santa Claus, IN?

Find your favorite viewing spot for the Santa Claus, IN, eclipse 2024 because you’ll have an enviable front-row spot to view all the activity. Depending on weather conditions, you should witness each stage of the total solar eclipse, from the initial crescent shape caused by a partial eclipse through the full coverage of totality and the reemergence of light. 

What Time Will the 2024 Eclipse Happen?

The partial eclipse in Santa Claus, IN, begins at 12:47 p.m. local time. Totality occurs at 2:04 p.m. and reaches its maximum visibility at 2:05 p.m. The total eclipse segment ends at 2:06 p.m., followed by the mirrored stages of the partial eclipse, completing at 3:21 p.m.

Don’t forget to protect your eyes during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view a total solar eclipse. Although sunglasses provide UV protection, they’re not designed to shield your retinas if you look directly into the sun’s rays.

We offer Eclipsers — specially designed eclipse eyewear that’s ISO-approved and CE-certified. While eclipse eyewear protects your eyes while viewing the total solar eclipse light show, it can’t safeguard your eyes if you wear them while observing the sun through binoculars, a telescope or a camera lens. 

What’s the Duration of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse?

The 2024 Eclipse in Santa Claus, IN, will last approximately 2 hours and 34 minutes, of which totality encompasses 1 minute and 50 seconds. You’ll notice distinct changes during the numerous stages of the total solar eclipse.

Partial Eclipse

The partial eclipse segment occurs as the moon begins to travel between the sun and the earth. Not completely covering the sun, this stage of the eclipse appears as a crescent shape. It’s crucial to wear specially-made eclipse glasses during the partial eclipse.

Shadow Bands

The earth’s upper atmosphere distorts the view of the sun’s surface, creating the appearance of alternating and rapidly moving light and dark wavy lines. The shadow bands segment lasts for a couple of minutes.

Baily’s Beads

Cascading along the landscape of the moon’s horizon, the sun’s rays create points of light that shine around the moon’s edges. You may notice this phenomenon for approximately 1-2 minutes.

Diamond Ring

Baily’s beads disappear at the point just before totality. The beads are replaced by a single brilliant edge along the moon’s rim. Keep your protective glasses on as you view the sun’s atmosphere, creating a diamond ring appearance. The diamond ring phase is fast-moving, lasting only a second or 2 before transitioning into totality.


The moon completely covers the sun’s surface during the totality phase. Only the sun’s corona — the outermost portion of its atmosphere — is visible. You may safely remove your protective eclipse eyewear during this segment, but only for the duration of totality, which is a minute or 2.

Don’t miss the opportunity to observe your surroundings and take note of the effect the total solar eclipse has on you, other people and wildlife. The temperature drops, animals grow silent and you may feel particularly emotional during the totality phase. The horizon illuminates in one spectacular sunset, while the sky features brightly lit stars and planets.

Brightening Reappearance

Protect your eyes once again as the sun begins to reappear. The moon continues on its path, moving away from the sun.

Diamond Ring, Baily’s Beads and Shadow Bands Return

Mirroring the initial ecliptical stages, the sun gradually becomes more visible as the moon continues through the diamond ring, Baily’s beads and shadow band aspects of the total solar eclipse. Your surroundings begin to return to pre-eclipse activity, birds start to sing and wildlife continues about its business. It may take a while for the full impact of this celestial extravaganza to process. It’s a powerful experience that’s difficult to put into words.

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