Solar Eclipse Coming to Bass Islands

The Total Solar Eclipse will travel across the United States on Monday, August 21st!

by Gene Zajac, Village Astronomer / Put-in-Bay

solar eclipseViewing from our location in Ohio will not be total, but very significant sun coverage by the moon. Over 80%! The eclipse begins at 1:04 pm when the moon begins passing between the earth and sun. The maximum coverage is 2:30 pm, and the end of the eclipse is 3:52 pm. At NO time is it safe to look at the sun directly. Eclipse viewers, solar filters and pinhole cameras are safe. Need a pair of solar eclipse glasses or want more information on eclipses? Attend a presentation!

Image courtesy Michael Zeiler,

Gene Zajac will host five presentations in the area:

August 14 at 2:30pm at the Sandusky Library. 114 W. Adams St. 44870
Carly Rogers is coordinating the event.  419-625-3834 x 6026
August 14 at 6:00pm at the Bellevue Public Library. 224 E. Main St.  44811
Gary Murray is coordinating the event.  419-483-4769

August 15 at 2:30pm at the PiB Senior Center. 195 Concord Ave. 43456
Karen Wilhelm from the library coordinated the event. 419-285-4004

August 16 at 6:00pm at the Toledo Library-Oregon Branch
3340 Dustin Road, Oregon.  43616
Tyler O’Brien is coordinating the event. 419-725-5926

August 17 at 6:00pm at Huron County Community Library-Willard Memorial Library
6 W. Emerald St. Willard. 44890
Jen Farrell is coordinating the event. 419-933-8564

Lois Wolfe will be at the Sandusky library and possibly other locations. These presentations will prepare us for the Total Solar Eclipse that will pass directly over our area on March, 8th, 2024. Our current sixth graders will be seniors!  Opportunities are located at other libraries, museums, and planetariums. Be prepared for this event!