The Eclipse Is Coming

Image has a great map to help pinpoint time and weather for eclipse

LEBANON, OH --Monday April 8th is just a day away and something big is scheduled to happen on this date... the Great American Solar Eclipse. 

To see and pinpoint when the eclipse is going over on where you plan on witnessing this event, has a great eclipse time map. All you have to do is click on the map to expand it, and it shows you the time it starts, the duration of totality, the cloud conditions and several other things. (The example below shows for  Trenton downtown area.) 

The map gives times and cloud conditions for the eclipse.

 An interesting characteristic about The Great American 2024 Eclipse is the fact it is criss-crossing through an area that the  2017 eclipse went through. This is thought provoking for two reasons...

  1. While a total solar eclipse happens about every 18 months, they usually do not go over the same spot for approximately 360 years. 
  2. While it has only been seven years since it crossed this area, the area it is crisscrossing over is part of the 150 mile long New Madrid Seismic Zone. 

Why is this interesting? 

Back in June 16, 1806, the US experienced an eclipse, and then, again, in September 17, 1811, there was an other eclipse.The two eclipses  criss-crossed through the US in Cleveland, Ohio. Then, about three months later, between December 1811 and February 1812, there were three major earthquakes of 7.0 magnitude, along with "thousands of aftershocks, of which 1,874 were large enough to be felt in Louisville, Kentucky, about 190 miles (300 km) away," according to  

Is the just a coincidence or is it a warning? Could this eclipse trigger the vault line to quake again in a few months? While no one knows the answer, all I know is I'm going to be praying a lot as I drive over many bridges going back and forth to Georgia the next few months moving my daughter and her family back home to Ohio. 

Enjoy this unique phenomenon and remember to protect your eyes and wear your approved solar eclipse glasses when viewing the Great American 2024 Solar Eclipse.

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