Here are the next 2 times Evansville will fall in the path of totality


EVANSVILLE – If you missed Monday’s total solar eclipse over Evansville, don’t worry: It’ll happen again … in 129 years.

According to both NASA and Eclipse Wise, the city won’t fall into the path of totality until Oct. 17, 2153. That’s when an eclipse will sweep from the southern tip of Alaska and beam through a large swath of Indiana, including Indianapolis, Bloomington, Princeton and, yes, Evansville.

That’s certainly a long wait, but it’s a little shorter than the last gap between totalities. Before Monday, the previous total solar eclipse above the city took place in 1869 – 155 years ago. Residents will get their next realistic chance at totality in 2044, when the path crosses the American south.

Here’s some information about the next couple of solar eclipses in Evansville itself, and what the world could look like when they arrive.

The progression of the total solar eclipse is shown above the Four Freedoms Monument during totality in this composite image of seven photos taken between 12:45 p.m. and 2:05 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2024, photographed in downtown Evansville, Indiana.

2153 total solar eclipse

If you enter Evansville’s latitude, longitude and elevation into Eclipse Wise – a website run by retired NASA astrophysicist Fred Espenak – it claims maximum totality would hit the city around 11:08 a.m. that day. For a few minutes, the moon will become a black dot in front of the sun, a mane of muted light extending from its edges.

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