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Total solar eclipse to cast shadow over Northeast Ohio 4 years from today

Northeast Ohio will be in the direct path of a solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
Credit: AP

CLEVELAND — Let the countdown begin!

In just four short years, Ohio will be treated to one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular celestial events: A total solar eclipse.

The skies are aligning perfectly to put Northeast Ohio in the direct path of when the eclipse happens on Monday, April 8, 2024.

NASA has created an interactive map that shows the April 8, 2024, eclipse stretching from Texas to Maine – and Cleveland will be a hot spot for viewing with near 100 percent totality.

According to NASA, the eclipse will begin right around 6 p.m. that day.

In 2017, Northeast Ohio experienced a partial solar eclipse with an 80-85 percent blockage of the sun.

3News' Chief Meteorologist Betsy Kling experienced the 2017 eclipse in the path of totality from Jefferson City, Missouri. Watch her reaction to the "incredible moment" she was able to witness in the player below:


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