Timing of total eclipse locally

A reminder, on Monday, the moon will pass between Earth and the sun, blocking the sun’s light for a few minutes.

In Columbus, the eclipse will start at 1:50 p.m. Monday afternoon with totality from 3:05 to 3:09 p.m. Columbus will have 3 minutes and 47 seconds of total darkness. The eclipse will end at 4:24 p.m. here.

Area communities will have some of the longest periods of total eclipse in Indiana that day. The length of totality in local communities includes:

  • Bloomington at 4 minutes and four seconds.
  • Franklin at 4 minutes and two seconds.
  • Shelbyville at 3 minutes and 59 seconds.
  • Edinburgh at 3 minutes and 57 seconds
  • Greensburg at 3 minutes and 32 seconds.
  • Seymour at 3 minutes and 8 seconds.
  • North Vernon at 2 minutes, 45 seconds.

The path of totality stretches from Texas through New England and is about 115 miles wide.  The moon’s shadow will move across Indiana at between 1,700 and 1,850 miles per hour

This is the first total eclipse visible in the U.S. since 2017, and will be the last one seen here until 2044.