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10 Best Places to See the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse in Indiana

Learn about the best places and alternate locations to see the total solar eclipse in Indiana.

By Jason Barnette | Travel writer and photographer with 15+ years of road tripping experience

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Indiana is one of the best places outside Texas to travel for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. The historical weather forecast is not entirely promising, but the travel destinations are enticing. It’s easy to find a city, town, state park, or national park site in this state to see the eclipse.

Historically, the chance for clouds in early April is high in this area of the country. The early spring weather varies widely along the Path of Totality. The southern half between Evansville and Indianapolis typically has daytime highs in the upper 60s and overnight lows in the lower 50s. But further north near Marion remains colder, with daytime highs in the lower 50s and overnight lows dipping into the 30s.

There are 40 travel destinations in the Path of Totality in Indiana. Indianapolis is one of the best midwestern cities to travel for eclipse because of access to airports, Amtrak, and highways. It’s the northernmost state with destinations experiencing over 4 minutes of totality.

Time Zone Boundary

One wrinkle in keeping up with the time of the eclipse in Indiana is the boundary between Central Standard Time and Eastern Standard Time. CDT covers only a few counties in the southwest corner of the state. Times in this article reflect the proper time zone, but check your travel destination before making plans.

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What is the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse?

A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, completely blocking the sunlight and casting a shadow on the Earth. As the Earth, Moon, and Sun continue to move, the shadow sweeps across the Earth – called the Path of Totality.

Anyone in the Path of Totality experiences the eerie wonderment of Totality. Totality is the longest on the centerline of the eclipse. And for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse, it’s the longest in southwest Texas.

The 2024 Total Solar Eclipse is on Monday, April 8. The partial eclipse will last from 12:45 p.m. (CDT) until 4:24 p.m. (EDT). Totality will start between 2:02 p.m. (CDT) and 3:08 p.m. (EDT), lasting up to 4 minutes and 5 seconds.

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How to Safely View a Total Solar Eclipse

The only time it’s safe to look at the Sun during a total solar eclipse is during Totality, when the Moon completely blocks the sunlight. But it’s critical to wear solar eclipse glasses or use solar filters while looking at the partial eclipse before and after Totality. These specially designed glasses and filters comply with the ISO 12312-2 international standard, allowing only 0.0032% of light to pass through.

During the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, the American Astronomical Society found that Amazon was flooded with counterfeit solar eclipse glasses claiming to be compliant. The AAS compiled a list of verified suppliers of safe and compliant solar eclipse glasses to combat the dangerously fake glasses.

All my recommendations for solar eclipse glasses, solar binoculars, and solar telescopes below are made by suppliers verified by the American Astronomical Society.

Here are a few options for certified solar eclipse glasses:

Read More: Solar Eclipse Glasses, Binoculars, and Camera Filters for Safely Viewing a Total Solar Eclipse

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How to Choose a Viewing Location

Photographers, scientists, and avid eclipse chasers will flock to southwest Texas to see the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. That’s because they are looking for the slightest chance of clouds, the longest duration of totality, and the easiest travel logistics. Their sole purpose for traveling is to view the eclipse. But they will see nothing if it’s cloudy on Eclipse Day.

That’s why I think you should use the eclipse as an excuse to travel and not just travel for the eclipse.

Instead of choosing a place based on the best eclipse conditions, choose an exciting travel destination that gives you something to do over the preceding weekend.

Here’s what I recommend you consider when choosing a viewing location:

  • Travel destination. Does the place you want to visit have things to do, like local shopping, outdoor recreation, and great places to eat? If the destination has a tourism office, you’ll likely find things to do.
  • Historical cloudiness and weather. AccuWeather says places in southwest Texas have the slightest chance of clouds in early April. The further north along the Path of Totality, the greater the chance of clouds. Places northeast of Illinois have the highest chance of clouds.
  • Duration of Totality. The duration is longest along the Centerline in Texas. However, it’s only a minute shorter – and almost 3.5 minutes long – along the Centerline in Maine.
  • Travel logistics. Fortunately, it’s remarkably easy to travel to almost any place in the Path of Totality.

Read More: How to Plan a Trip to See the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

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Essential Eclipse Articles

Browse these essential eclipse articles to learn more about planning a trip to see the eclipse, solar eclipse glasses and other things to pack, and how to find lodging for the eclipse.

Get ready for the eclipse with details, planning tips, and best places to see the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.
Read this step-by-step guide on how to plan a trip to see the eclipse.
Read this guide on different types of lodging and how to find something for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.
Learn about solar eclipse glasses and other essential things to pack for the total solar eclipse.
Browse an interactive map to find the best places to see the eclipse, airports, and Amtrak stations.
Read the review for the most essential app to have on Eclipse Day.
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Map of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

How to use this map | Click the icon in the top-left corner to open the Map Legend, then click on any of the legend items to display more information. If you have a Google account, click the (very faint) star at the end of the map’s name to save this map to your account, then access the map from your smartphone during your trip.

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Best Places to See the Eclipse in Indiana

Indiana has many travel destinations near the centerline of the eclipse with at least 3 minutes of totality. Each of these destinations has a page dedicated to showing eclipse viewing options and events, making it easier to plan a trip.

Note About Eclipse Times

Times and durations can vary widely. For precise times while choosing a viewing location, use Xavier Jubier’s Interactive Map. On Eclipse Day, use the Solar Eclipse Timer app for precise times based on your location.

This list is in order by Start of Totality.

Evansville, IN

Partial Eclipse: 12:45 to 3:20 p.m. (CDT)
Start of Totality: 2:02:37 p.m. (CDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 3 seconds

Evansville is a great base camp for exploring Shawnee National Forest in Indiana, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in Kentucky, or Hoosier National Forest in Indiana. But you could also spend a weekend relaxing in a waterfront room overlooking the Ohio River, visiting local museums, restaurants, and shops throughout downtown. Evansville kicked off the Total Solar Eclipse festivities early with museum exhibits and scheduling many viewing options for Eclipse Day.

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

Partial Eclipse: 1:46 to 4:20 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:02:52 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 4 minutes 5 seconds

While most of the Revolutionary War was fought in the coastal states, George Rogers Clark formed a militia in Kentucky and captured British forts on the western frontier. George Rogers Clark National Historical Park features a monumental memorial to the unsung hero of the war for independence. The large, open area surrounding the memorial along the Wabash River will be a great place to experience over 4 minutes of totality.

Read More: Best National Park Sites to View the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Vincennes, IN

Partial Eclipse: 1:47 to 4:20 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:02:52 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 4 minutes 5 seconds

Vincennes, Indiana’s oldest city, is steeped in early American history, beginning as a frontier territory. Exploring that history with local museums and state and national historic sites is easy. You can also explore the city’s foodie side, browse the local boutique shops, and take beautiful artwork home. The city almost aligns with the eclipse’s centerline, the perfect place to experience the Dark Side of the Wabash with over 4 minutes of totality.

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Washington, IN

Partial Eclipse: 1:47 to 4:21 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:03:27 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 58 seconds

Washington is the seat of Daviess County, a rural county in the rolling hills of southern Indiana. Spend a day at the Gasthof Amish Village, where you can try Amish food, shop for locally-made gifts, and relax on the 92-acre peaceful property. Head downtown for local restaurants, shopping, and museums. Visit the Davies County Indiana Eclipse page to learn more about viewing options and planning a trip.

Bloomington, IN

Partial Eclipse: 1:49 to 4:22 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:04:52 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 4 minutes 2 seconds

When early 1800s settlers founded Bloomington, they named the city after the “haven of blooms” they discovered. It’s one of the best spring getaway destinations in the Hoosier State, with farmers markets, outdoor recreation, and over 100 eateries with patios. Visit the Eclipse Bloomington page to learn about viewing locations and events to enjoy over 4 minutes of totality.

Columbus, IN

Partial Eclipse: 1:50 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:05:57 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 44 seconds

Columbus is one of Indiana’s most beautiful cities, with public art and stunning architecture to explore. The walkable downtown has enough local restaurants, shops, and museums to keep you busy during a weekend getaway. But if that’s not enough, book one of the city’s guided tours for an in-depth look at the art and architecture. Visit the city’s 2024 Total Solar Eclipse page to learn more about the viewing locations and events happening all weekend.

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Indianapolis, IN

Partial Eclipse: 1:50 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:06:04 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 49 seconds

Indianapolis is the best big city outside of Texas to travel for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. It’s easy to get into the city by plane, train, or automobile. Once you’ve arrived, explore one of the city’s eclectic neighborhoods, dive into the local food and brewery scene, or spend a weekend experiencing world-class art and culture. Indianapolis Eclipse Weekend is four days of events leading up to dozens of viewing locations around the city to experience almost 4 minutes of totality.

Greensburg, IN

Partial Eclipse: 1:51 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:06:49 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 32 seconds

Greensburg is a small town fifty miles southeast of Indianapolis. It’s home to the famous Mulberry tree growing out of the county courthouse tower. Spend a weekend exploring local restaurants and shops in the quiet and walkable downtown. Visit the Decatur County Solar Eclipse page to learn about viewing locations and planning a trip.

Muncie, IN

Partial Eclipse: 1:52 to 4:24 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:07:35 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 47 seconds

Exploring the Garfield Statue Trail is almost a requirement when visiting creator Jim Davis’s hometown of Muncie. And it’s as interesting as exploring the Indiana Glass Trail. But you could also spend a quiet weekend exploring the bevy of local eateries, shops, and museums in the walkable downtown. Visit the Muncie Eclipse page to learn more about viewing locations and events with almost 4 minutes of totality.

Richmond, IN

Partial Eclipse: 1:52 to 4:24 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:07:59 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 49 seconds

Richmond sits on Indiana’s eastern border with Ohio. It’s a great basecamp for exploring nearby Amish communities, regional wineries and craft breweries, and visiting the 14 stops along the Chocolate Trail. After the sugar rush, head downtown for local restaurants and shopping. Learn more about the town’s solar eclipse viewing locations and events on their Solar Eclipse page.

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Alternate Places to See the Eclipse in Indiana

Note About Eclipse Times

Times and durations can vary widely. For precise times while choosing a viewing location, use Xavier Jubier’s Interactive Map. On Eclipse Day, use the Solar Eclipse Timer app for precise times based on your location.

This list is in order by Start of Totality.

PlacePartial EclipseStart of TotalityDuration of Totality
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial12:47 to 3:21 p.m. (CDT)2:04:07 p.m. (CDT)2 minutes 6 seconds
Lincoln State Park12:46 to 3:21 p.m. (CDT)2:04:09 p.m. (CDT)2 minutes 1 second
Santa Claus, IN12:47 to 3:21 p.m. (CDT)2:04:23 p.m. (CDT)1 minute 47 seconds
Mount Vernon, IN1:56 to 4:27 p.m. (EDT)3:01:51 p.m. (EDT)3 minutes 30 seconds
Sullivan, IN1:47 to 4:21 p.m. (EDT)3:03:35 p.m. (EDT)3 minutes 51 seconds
Linton, IN1:48 to 4:21 p.m. (EDT)3:03:47 p.m. (EDT)4 minutes 2 seconds
Jasper, IN1:47 to 4:21 p.m. (EDT)3:03:56 p.m. (EDT)3 minutes 11 seconds
Bloomfield, IN1:48 to 4:21 p.m. (EDT)3:04:06 p.m. (EDT)4 minutes 4 seconds
Terre Haute, IN1:48 to 4:21 p.m. (EDT)3:04:23 p.m. (EDT)2 minutes 57 seconds
West Baden Springs, IN1:48 to 4:22 p.m. (EDT)3:04:36 p.m. (EDT)3 minutes 9 seconds
French Lick, IN1:48 to 4:22 p.m. (EDT)3:04:36 p.m. (EDT)3 minutes 7 seconds
Martinsville, IN1:49 to 4:22 p.m. (EDT)3:05:16 p.m. (EDT)4 minutes 1 second
Danville, IN1:50 to 4:22 p.m. (EDT)3:05:41 p.m. (EDT)3 minutes 29 seconds
Starve-Hollow State Recreation Area1:49 to 4:22 p.m. (EDT)3:05:44 p.m. (EDT)2 minutes 59 seconds
Franklin, IN1:50 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)3:05:51 p.m. (EDT)4 minutes 2 seconds
Greenwood, IN1:50 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)3:05:55 p.m. (EDT)4 minutes 0 seconds
Seymour, IN1:49 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)3:06:05 p.m. (EDT)3 minutes 7 seconds
Turkey Run State Park1:49 to 4:21 p.m. (EDT)3:06:14 p.m. (EDT)0 minutes 39 seconds
Shelbyville, IN1:50 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)3:06:19 p.m. (EDT)3 minutes 59 seconds
Carmel, IN1:50 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)3:06:29 p.m. (EDT)3 minutes 29 seconds
Fishers, IN1:51 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)3:06:32 p.m. (EDT)3 minutes 38 seconds
Greenfield, IN1:51 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)3:06:34 p.m. (EDT)3 minutes 59 seconds
Hardy Lake1:49 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)3:06:53 p.m. (EDT)1 minute 45 seconds
Scottsburg, IN1:49 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)3:07:07 p.m. (EDT)0 minutes 54 seconds
Anderson, IN1:51 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)3:07:08 p.m. (EDT)3 minutes 41 seconds
Connersville, IN1:51 to 4:24 p.m. (EDT)3:07:29 p.m. (EDT)3 minutes 45 seconds
Metamora, IN1:51 to 4:24 p.m. (EDT)3:07:32 p.m. (EDT)3 minutes 20 seconds
Versailles State Park1:51 to 4:24 p.m. (EDT)3:07:46 p.m. (EDT)1 minute 56 seconds
Marion, IN1:52 to 4:24 p.m. (EDT)3:08:17 p.m. (EDT)2 minutes 11 seconds
Ouabache State Park1:53 to 4:24 p.m. (EDT)3:08:56 p.m. (EDT)2 minutes 46 seconds
PlaceEclipse Details
Lincoln Boyhood National MemorialPartial Eclipse: 12:47 to 3:21 p.m. (CDT)
Start of Totality: 2:04:07 p.m. (CDT)
Duration of Totality: 2 minutes 6 seconds
Lincoln State ParkPartial Eclipse: 12:46 to 3:21 p.m. (CDT)
Start of Totality: 2:04:09 p.m. (CDT)
Duration of Totality: 2 minutes 1 second
Santa Claus, INPartial Eclipse: 12:47 to 3:21 p.m. (CDT)
Start of Totality: 2:04:23 p.m. (CDT)
Duration of Totality: 1 minute 47 seconds
Mount Vernon, INPartial Eclipse: 1:56 to 4:27 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:01:51 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 30 seconds
Sullivan, INPartial Eclipse: 1:47 to 4:21 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:03:35 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 51 seconds
Linton, INPartial Eclipse: 1:48 to 4:21 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:03:47 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 4 minutes 2 seconds
Jasper, INPartial Eclipse: 1:47 to 4:21 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:03:56 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 11 seconds
Bloomfield, INPartial Eclipse: 1:48 to 4:21 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:04:06 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 4 minutes 4 seconds
Terre Haute, INPartial Eclipse: 1:48 to 4:21 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:04:23 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 2 minutes 57 seconds
West Baden Springs, INPartial Eclipse: 1:48 to 4:22 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:04:36 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 9 seconds
French Lick, INPartial Eclipse: 1:48 to 4:22 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:04:36 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 7 seconds
Martinsville, INPartial Eclipse: 1:49 to 4:22 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:05:16 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 4 minutes 1 second
Danville, INPartial Eclipse: 1:50 to 4:22 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:05:41 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 29 seconds
Starve-Hollow State Recreation AreaPartial Eclipse: 1:49 to 4:22 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:05:44 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 2 minutes 59 seconds
Franklin, INPartial Eclipse: 1:50 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:05:51 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 4 minutes 2 seconds
Greenwood, INPartial Eclipse: 1:50 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:05:55 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 4 minutes 0 seconds
Seymour, INPartial Eclipse: 1:49 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:06:05 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 7 seconds
Turkey Run State ParkPartial Eclipse: 1:49 to 4:21 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:06:14 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 0 minutes 39 seconds
Shelbyville, INPartial Eclipse: 1:50 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:06:19 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 59 seconds
Carmel, INPartial Eclipse: 1:50 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:06:29 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 29 seconds
Fishers, INPartial Eclipse: 1:51 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:06:32 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 38 seconds
Greenfield, INPartial Eclipse: 1:51 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:06:34 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 59 seconds
Hardy LakePartial Eclipse: 1:49 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:06:53 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 1 minute 45 seconds
Scottsburg, INPartial Eclipse: 1:49 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:07:07 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 0 minutes 54 seconds
Anderson, INPartial Eclipse: 1:51 to 4:23 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:07:08 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 41 seconds
Connersville, INPartial Eclipse: 1:51 to 4:24 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:07:29 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 45 seconds
Metamora, INPartial Eclipse: 1:51 to 4:24 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:07:32 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes 20 seconds
Versailles State ParkPartial Eclipse: 1:51 to 4:24 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:07:46 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 1 minute 56 seconds
Marion, INPartial Eclipse: 1:52 to 4:24 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:08:17 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 2 minutes 11 seconds
Ouabache State ParkPartial Eclipse: 1:53 to 4:24 p.m. (EDT)
Start of Totality: 3:08:56 p.m. (EDT)
Duration of Totality: 2 minutes 46 seconds
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How to Get to the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse in Indiana

Do you prefer traveling by plane, train, or automobile? However you like to travel, there are many great options for getting to your destination for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.

Traveling with Amtrak

Traveling by train certainly has some advantages. You won’t have to deal with congested traffic on the highways or find parking at the viewing location. You’ll have to wade through the least number of fellow travelers at the stations. And you can enjoy the gorgeous scenery in Viewliner cars.

However, traveling by train does come with a few disadvantages. Amtrak has a notorious reputation for delayed trains – do not plan to travel by train on Monday. There are also far fewer trains scheduled than any other transportation, which means fewer available seats. And the cost of traveling by Amtrak is frequently higher than flying or driving.

The 1,100-mile Cardinal route between Chicago and New York City is an excellent way to get into Indiana for the eclipse. There are three stations in the Path of Totality, including one in Indianapolis.

Read More: How to Plan a Trip to See the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Traveling into Airports

Flying is a great way to travel for the eclipse because you bypass the congested highways and don’t have to deal with finding parking. It’s a better option than the train because flights are more flexible to sudden increases in air travelers.

International airports are typically larger than domestic airports because they must have customs and border control facilities for passengers flying between countries. These airports offer the most amenities, carriers, and flights.

Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is one of the best airports to fly into for the eclipse and one of the few along the centerline.

Regional airports connect smaller metropolitan areas to the national aviation network. These airports typically have few amenities or carriers but can easily connect passengers with larger airports.

Evansville Regional Airport (EVV) has connecting flights to Indianapolis, making it easy to fly to the smaller destination for the eclipse.

Traveling by Car

It’s easy to drive to the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse with dozens of interstate highways crisscrossing the Path of Totality. Interstates 10, 40, 70, 80, and 90 cross the nation through the eclipse path, connecting almost every state with viewing destinations.

But since most people traveling for the eclipse will travel by car, it will become increasingly difficult the closer the Eclipse Day. Friday evening and Saturday morning are the best times to drive to your destination before the eclipse, and Tuesday is the best day to drive out.

On Eclipse Day, plan for the driving time to be 2-3 times longer than a typical day. If you plan to spend the night before somewhere outside the Path of Totality, be ready to leave early to account for heavy traffic congestion. You can avoid much of the congestion after the eclipse if you wait about 2-3 hours before leaving your viewing location.

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Things to Pack for Eclipse Day

Neatly folding your clothes into packing cubes and grabbing your travel tech bag is a good start to packing for any trip. But packing for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse isn’t like packing for a typical weekend getaway. It’s more like going to an outdoor concert that requires safety equipment.

Here are my suggestions for essential safety gear, chairs, power banks, outdoor games, and apps for seeing a total solar eclipse.

There are only 3 essential things to pack for a solar eclipse:

A quasi-essential thing to pack is a good power bank to keep your smartphone charged throughout the day. Some of these power banks have enough capacity to keep multiple devices charged:

  • The Anker PowerCore III is a versatile power bank for Apple and Android phones. What I love most about this power bank is the wireless 10W Qi charger – simply set a compatible phone on top of the power bank, and it’s charging. There is no need to carry a charging cable. But the power bank also has an 18W USB-C and 15W USB-A port for additional charging options.
  • The Anker Magnetic Battery only works with Apple MagSafe iPhones, but Wired
  • wrote an article about adapting MagSafe products for Android phones. This power bank features a wireless MagSafe charger with an integrated stand – perfect for setting the phone upright to see the timer on Eclipse Day.
  • The Anker Prime 20,000 mAh Power Bank is perfect for charging multiple devices on Eclipse Day. The hefty power bank features two 100W USB-C ports and a 65W USB-A port with a max 200W simultaneous charging capacity.

After packing the essentials for comfort, safety, and power, how about packing a few extra things for entertainment? Take one of these outdoor games for hours of fun while watching the partial eclipse slowly inch across the sky:

Finally, consider downloading some or all these apps that will be extremely useful during Eclipse Day:

  • AccuWeather is my favorite app for tracking weather. The app is typically accurate and easy to use and has some great features you might find useful. Download on iOS or Android.
  • If you insist on capturing eclipse photos with your smartphone, get the Camera+ 2 app. It’s one of the best camera apps, with many features and settings for getting the most out of your smartphone camera. Download on iOS or Android.
  • Google Maps will be invaluable for spotting congested highways and finding alternate routes after watching the eclipse. It’s also a great tool to help you find public transportation to and from your viewing location. Download on iOS or Android.

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