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Navigating the total solar eclipse: Safe driving tips

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There is less than a month until the total solar eclipse, with travelers from all over the world expected to come to northwest Ohio to partake in this historic event on April 8.

Kara Hitchens, public affairs manager for AAA, shared recommendations for safe driving during the total solar eclipse.

“At that point, pedestrians will look at the sky, they’re not paying attention to the road or the cars around them,” Hitchens said. “We hope they’re mindful of that, but you as a driver want to be hyper-vigilant and watch out for pedestrians because very likely, they will be looking at the sky during that time.”

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WTOL 11 Weather Team to answer total solar eclipse questions during weekly Live Q&A

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With the April 8 total solar eclipse just about a month away, the WTOL 11 Weather Team wants to answer your questions during weekly live question and answer sessions.

Meteorologist Matt Willoughby will hold the first session on Monday, March 4 at 3 p.m. The livestream can be viewed on both the WTOL 11 website and our YouTube channel.

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Eclipse déjà vu? Why April 8 will be different than the 1994 eclipse

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If you’re at least 30 years old, this upcoming eclipse will be third you’ve experienced in the Toledo area in your lifetime. But this time around will be different, as it will be the first total solar eclipse here since 1806.

The most recent eclipse in 2017 was just a partial eclipse locally, a glancing blow. In 1994, an annular eclipse occurred which blocked most of the sunlight – but not completely. And after April 8, another total eclipse won’t happen again here until 2099.

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Area schools sharing plans for April 8 solar eclipse

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Thursday marks two months exactly until the April 8 total solar eclipse that will be experienced in northwest Ohio.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flock to the area to witness the once-in-a-lifetime event.

With that, many aspects of daily life, including going to school, will be difficult for students. That is why many schools, including Springfield Local School District, are planning on being closed.

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Total solar eclipse: What cities will experience the longest time in totality?

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Fewer than 70 days are left until the total solar eclipse stripes the shadow of the moon directly across northern Ohio.

On April 8, a total solar eclipse will cast the shadow of the moon, commonly called the Umbra, on a narrow path across the Earth. The result will be the path of totality reaching many communities in northwest Ohio. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun.

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Total solar eclipse 2024 guide

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Are you excited for the once-in-a-lifetime event coming April 8? Here’s our WTOL 11 complete guide for the total solar eclipse.

What is the total solar eclipse?

A total solar eclipse will cast the shadow of the moon on a narrow path across the Earth with the direct path of totality across northern Ohio. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun.

 

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