TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — You’ve likely heard about the total solar eclipse that the Wabash Valley will experience in April 2024.
But there’s actually an annular solar eclipse that will take place on Saturday, October 14.
Terre Haute will be in the path for a partial eclipse and the Terre Haute Children’s Museum is getting in on the fun.
The museum will hold an eclipse extravaganza on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be hands-on activities, educational information on eclipses, and more.
Renee Henry is the museum’s director of education and explains why this event is a chance to learn.
“It’s a great opportunity to get people to think about the sky and the sun and get them excited about what’s coming in April. There’s always going to be this mystery and awesomeness about the April one, and this one is cool, not going to be quite the experience because even 98 percent isn’t a 100 percent, so it’s a good practice,” Henry said.
This Saturday’s annular solar eclipse will begin at 11:37 a.m. peak at 1 p.m. and end at 2:28 p.m. Terre Haute will be in about 58 percent totality. People will still need to wear safe solar glasses if looking directly at it.