Trumbull County readies for historic April 8th solar eclipse
Trumbull County is gearing up for the 2024 total solar eclipse.
It's a once-in-a-lifetime event in this area. According to the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau, the last time the moon's shadow touched Ohio was in 1806. The next time it will happen is 2099.
The 2024 eclipse will occur during the afternoon of April 8 between 3:08 and 3:19 p.m. in Ohio. In Trumbull County, the eclipse will last for 2-3 minutes.
If you're looking for the most viewing time possible, the Tourism Bureau says Mesopotamia will have three minutes and eleven seconds of darkness. Kinsman will see two minutes and thirty-three seconds while Newton Falls will just have over two minutes. The City of Warren will only see about a minute and fifty-seven seconds of darkness.
If you're going to take part in eclipse viewing, make sure to have the right equipment. Six-packs of solar eclipse glasses can be bought at Trumbull County Tourism for $5 while supplies last.
A list of Trumbull County eclipse events can be found here as they are updated.