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A once-in-a-lifetime event

On Monday, April 8, 2024 we got to experience a once-in-a-lifetime event here in east central Indiana: a total solar eclipse.

At approximately 1:52 p.m., the moon slowly started to cover the lower right hand corner of the sun. It wasn’t until after 2:30 p.m., when it was noticeably getting darker as the moon was then covering more than half of the sun.

Around 2:50 p.m., the temperature was noticeably getting cooler as the sun’s heat was getting blocked. After 3:00 p.m., it felt as though it was dusk out and the moon was almost completely blocking the sun.

At 3:07 p.m., totality began. It wouldn’t be for another nearly 4 minutes until we saw the sun again. During these 4 minutes, streetlights came on, a 360º sunset formed along the horizon, insects starting chirping, and people started to celebrate.

We hope that you were able to experience this incredible natural phenomena. There is truly nothing like it.

–Weather Forecaster Hope Kleitsch

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