Mark your calendar: Total solar eclipse will happen 5 years from now

If the Great American Eclipse wasn’t exciting enough, mark your calendars for 2024!

Exactly five years from Monday, there will be another total solar eclipse that will be visible across a large chunk of the eastern United States, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.

QUIZ: How much do you know about solar eclipses? 

Will the Miami Valley be in the path? Yes!

Instead of a partial solar eclipse though, most of the Miami Valley including Dayton will be in the path of totality! This means the sun will be completely blocked out.

When the moon moves between Earth and the sun and the three celestial bodies form a straight line: Earth-Moon-Sun, there’s a solar eclipse. Solar eclipses only occur during a new moon.

Check out the WHIO Space Glossary to learn the difference between an annular, hybrid and lunar eclipse.

A total solar eclipse happens when the moon completely covers the sun, as seen from Earth.

The eclipse will begin a little before 2 p.m. April 8, 2024.

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