Preparing for Total Solar Eclipse 2017

The Black Moon Credit: NASA

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The last solar eclipse that impacted part of the US happened in 1979, but it’s been nearly 100 years since the last total solar eclipse traveled coast to coast across the United States.  The next solar eclipse is forecast to happen in 2024.  These are relatively rare because the sun, moon, and Earth have to line up very precisely to make an eclipse visible in this part of the world.  From our perspective, the moon will cross in front of the sun for several minutes during the middle of the day on Monday, August 21, blocking roughly 86% of the sun.  In Fort Wayne this will happen from 12:59 PM to 3:47 PM with the peak eclipse time happening at 2:25 PM.  WANE will have a live-stream on our website from NASA’s cameras watching the eclipse on August 21.

Click here for any other information you need (from NASA) about Eclipse 2017.

Click here to vote in our poll about the solar eclipse. 

Watch this video to learn how to make your own DIY solar eclipse viewer. 

Click here for a list of places in Fort Wayne to buy eclipse glasses and a warning from Amazon about fraudulent eclipse glasses on the market. 

NASA needs your help during the eclipse. Click here to find out how to help!

Eclipse Megamovie also wants your help!

Click here to go to our story about expected traffic problems. 

Click here to see information about eclipse viewing parties in Fort Wayne and around Indiana. 

Click here to see the story of a few local Fort Wayne men who will be traveling to see the TOTAL solar eclipse. 

The United States Postal Service is selling special eclipse stamps! Click here to see those. 

Here are the practical dangers of watching the solar eclipse without proper protection.