On April 8th, 2024, the moon will stage a dramatic disappearing act, plunging downtown Evansville into complete darkness for over 3 glorious minutes.

Witness the awe-inspiring phenomenon of a total solar eclipse, an event so rare it'll leave you speechless (well, at least until the sun returns!). Join the epic viewing party hosted by the Downtown Evansville Economic District along Riverside Drive. The roads in that area will be closed to traffic for unobstructed celestial vistas. Don't miss your chance to experience this once-in-a-lifetime spectacle under the Evansville sky.

PHOTO: TYMEALLO Studios
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 Here are the specific lengths for totality between 2:01 PM-2:03 PM CST

  • PRINCETON 3:54
  • NEW HARMONY 3:54
  • MT VERNON 3:30
  • DARMSTADT 3:26
  • EVANSVILLE 3:03
  • MORGANFIELD 2:42
  • NEWBURGH 2:30
  • HENDERSON 2:30

Financial Impact:

Thousands of visitors will equal opportunities for local businesses to showcase their menus and products. So, throw on that creative cap and start thinking about eclipse-themed events and specials. Most of the state and local parks are already booked, and our local hotels are filling up too. There is a good chance that most of the visitors will stay more than one day. Explore Evansville hopes to showcase our city so that many of the visitors will want to call Evansville home.

Information from NASA

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Prepare Your Eyes

As tempting as it might be to stare directly into the eclipse, you should not do that. You will want to be prepared with the proper solar eclipse glasses. There are reputable businesses selling glasses with the proper protection. If you have a valid EVPL card, you can pick up a pair from the library - While supplies last.

PHOTO: EVANSVILLE EYECARE ASSOCIATES
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Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District

Scenes from the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

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