Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024

On Monday, April 8, 2024, Hudson will experience a total solar eclipse, experiencing nearly 4 minutes of darkness at approximately 3:10 pm that day.

Total Eclipses are Rare

The last total solar eclipse visible in Ohio was in 1806. The next total solar eclipse visible in North America will be in 2044.  Historically, eclipse events have led to significant population increases, doubling or even tripling communities. 

Safe Viewing Methods

When observing any eclipse before and after totality, viewers must look through safe solar-viewing glasses, or "eclipse glasses." Otherwise, it could damage one’s eyes.

Safe Solar Filters & Viewers: https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters

Solar Eclipse Color Photo

Impacts on Hudson and Summit County

On the eclipse day, Summit County anticipates a significant increase in traffic volume. To minimize congestion and ensure a seamless experience, we strongly recommend viewing the eclipse from the comfort of your home or nearby open spaces whenever possible.Ohio Eclipse Pathway Map However, careful planning is essential if you decide to venture to an alternate location. Here are some vital recommendations to consider:

Expect Traffic Challenges: We anticipate heavy traffic and extended waiting times on local roads. Your patience and courtesy on the streets are invaluable. Be considerate and understanding of fellow drivers.

Explore Carpooling Options: Carpooling can significantly reduce the number of vehicles on the road. Coordinate with friends, neighbors, or fellow eclipse enthusiasts to share rides. This not only eases traffic but also promotes a sense of community.

Fuel Up in Advance: Ensure your vehicle has a full tank of gas or is fully charged if you plan to drive. There may be long waits at gas stations, so having sufficient fuel beforehand will save you time and frustration.

Pack Essentials: Bring an ample supply of food and water with you. Having refreshments readily available ensures you can stay nourished and hydrated, especially if you find yourself in a location with limited amenities. 

Adhering to these recommendations and planning ahead can contribute to a smoother traffic flow and a more enjoyable experience for everyone on the eclipse day. Let's work together to make this celestial event memorable for all in Hudson!

How to Prepare

On the eclipse day, Summit County anticipates a significant increase in traffic volume. To minimize congestion and ensure a seamless experience, we strongly recommend viewing the eclipse from the comfort of your home or nearby open spaces whenever possible. However, careful planning is essential if you decide to venture to an alternate location. Here are some vital recommendations to consider:

Expect Traffic Challenges: We anticipate heavy traffic and extended waiting times on local roads. Your patience and courtesy on the streets are invaluable. Be considerate and understanding of fellow drivers.

Explore Carpooling Options: Carpooling can significantly reduce the number of vehicles on the road. Coordinate with friends, neighbors, or fellow eclipse enthusiasts to share rides. This not only eases traffic but also promotes a sense of community.

Fuel Up in Advance: Ensure your vehicle has a full tank of gas or is fully charged if you plan to drive. There may be long waits at gas stations, so having sufficient fuel beforehand will save you time and frustration.

Pack Essentials: Bring an ample supply of food and water with you. Having refreshments readily available ensures you can stay nourished and hydrated, especially if you find yourself in a location with limited amenities.

Adhering to these recommendations and planning ahead can contribute to a smoother traffic flow and a more enjoyable experience for everyone on the eclipse day. Let's work together to make this celestial event memorable for all in Summit County!