Union County, in the Path of Totality
April 8, 2024
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will travel across parts of the United States. Known as the "Great North American Eclipse," this celestial event promises to be even more spectacular than the historic 2017 eclipse and will last almost two minutes longer.
Great news! Union County is the perfect destination for viewing the eclipse, as it is in the path of totality (the track of the moon's shadow across earth's surface). To see the sun totally eclipsed by the moon you must be in the path of totality. Join us in Union County for an exciting and memorable event!
Places to Stay
There’s so much to see and do in Union County year-round, but even more so during this extraordinary event. Plan your visit and make the most of the solar eclipse in Union County! As Union County is in the path of totality, we recommend that you book accommodations early, as they will sell out.
- The total solar eclipse is scheduled to enter Ohio/Union County on April 8, 2024, beginning at 3:08 pm EDT with the final exit of the Moon’s shadow from the state at 3:19 pm EDT.
- Be prepared. Fill up your gas tank, bring food and water, and anticipate inclement weather.
- When choosing an eclipse viewing spot, keep safety and preparation in mind. Avoid stopping on roadways or state routes/highways and be aware of surrounding terrain or wildlife. Be mindful of private property and avoid areas where obstructions might be in your line of sight.
- The direct path of the eclipse in Union County passes over rural landscapes. Please be prepared for limited services in some areas. Expect small towns with fewer resources and occasional intermittent cell service.
- Get to your destination early and spend the night (or a weekend) near your viewing location.
- It is never safe to view an eclipse without proper eye protection. And standard sunglasses won’t cut it — look for certified eclipse glasses or solar viewers that have been approved by the American Astronomical Society. Visit eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety for detailed instructions.
- Expect the highways and freeways to be extra busy in the aftermath of totality. Be patient and consider staying longer at your destination to avoid traffic congestion.
- Consider eclipsophile.com for the latest on climatology and weather updates for celestial events.
- For comprehensive information on the eclipse, visit NationalEclipse.com.
Union County Tourism Partners, Business Owners, and Resident
Interested in hosting an eclipse watch event?
Go here to submit your eclipse event.
Please also visit the Union County Health Department for rules on opening a temporary campground, selling food, and protecting septic and well systems.
As Union County is in the path of totality, we encourage residents to stock up on gas, food, prescriptions and supplies early.