The high temperatures in the corona give it unique properties and lead to the emission of high-energy forms of light, such as ultraviolet and X-rays. The mechanisms that heat the corona to such extreme temperatures involve magnetic fields and are subjects of ongoing research. Current theories include magnetic reconnection (a process where magnetic field lines rearrange and release energy) and wave heating (where waves in the solar plasma transfer energy to the corona). Despite its high temperature, the corona is not visible to the naked eye except during a total solar eclipse, when it can be seen as a glowing halo around the darkened disk of the Moon.

The Sun's energy is important because it makes the weather and climate happen, and it's what lets life exist in places like Shores & Islands Ohio. Plus, being close to Lake Erie means Sandusky gets to see sunrises and sunsets over the water. These cool sights happen because of how the Sun's light mixes with the air around us, mostly in the lower part of the atmosphere called the troposphere, rather than its outer layer called the corona.

Take A Longer Look at This Truly Stellar Experience!

2024 Total Solar Eclipse
in Ohio

Get ready for a blackout you will never forget! On April 8, 2024, the moon will completely block out the sun for a rare total solar eclipse. Due to our global position directly in the path of totality, our communities in and around Shores & Islands Ohio will enjoy incredible, unobstructed viewing times of approximately four minutes—one of the longest durations in the entire region! The last total solar eclipse visible in Ohio was in 1806. The next total solar eclipse in Ohio will be in the year 2099.

The eclipse might be over in a flash, but the celebrations, viewing parties and events throughout our area will last for days…and the memories will last a lifetime. Don’t be left in the dark, book your stay today!!

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Out-of-this-World Events

2024 Total Solar Eclipse in Ohio

Shoot for the moon and experience one of the many public events, festivals, and viewing parties celebrating the 2024 total solar eclipse across our communities. From Sandusky to Port Clinton to Put-in-Bay, we’re hosting parties that will last long after the shades have come off.

Keep checking for a more comprehensive list as we get closer to the eclipse. But don’t wait for the planets to align, make your reservations at one of our area hotels today and make sure you don’t miss a moment of the fun!

Shores & Islands Ohio has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of information in the events calendar. We recommend contacting the event venue or organizer for details on the current status of the event.

Are you hosting a public event not listed here? Submit your event here!

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Ensure You’re Here to Experience it All!

We’re bringing new meaning to “room with a view.” Stay at one of our area hotels or lodging accommodations and ensure you and yours are right where you’ll get the best view of the eclipse…and access to the many activities and events surrounding it. Rooms are filling up fast. Make your reservations today!

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