On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will carve a narrow path of totality from southwest to northeast across 13 U.S. states.
To experience the total phase of the eclipse, you must be located within this narrow path of totality, with the duration lasting the longest at the centerline. But where along the path should you plan to go?
How close can you get in 2024?
Carbondale is on the center-line of the path of totality.
While the entire country will see a partial solar eclipse, for 2024 you must be in the narrow path of totality that sweeps across Southern Illinois to experience the full features of a total solar eclipse.
Partial phases of the eclipse will pass over Carbondale starting at about 12:43pm. Totality will start just after 1:59pm, and will last a few seconds more than 4 minutes, nearly double what was seen in 2017.
SIU Eclipse Special Events
Southern Illinois Crossroads Eclipse Festival
April 8, 2024 1;59PM CDT
See it & stay with us!
Luxury bedroom suites in the main house
Luxury 2-bedroom 2nd floor attic private suite
To go meals & snacks
Eclipse grand barbecue
Glamping tent available
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Get in touch so we can reserve your accommodations. No refunds on or after October 7, 2023.