2024 Total Solar Eclipse Weekend
AN ASTRONOMICAL WEEKEND IN INDY - HAPPENING APRIL 8, 2024
For the first time in seven years, a total solar eclipse will be completely visible throughout the continental United States. The Sun, the Moon, and the Earth will align. This "syzyzy" will put the sky into epic and unforgettable temporary darkness. Though the following solar eclipse will occur in the year 2044, Indianapolis will not be within the path of totality until the year 2153 - 129 years after 2024. So buckle up and plan your eclipse-viewing in Indy. The April 8 eclipse is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a total solar eclipse appear over the Circle City.
Path of Totality
The eclipse will be fully visible across the United States, but nowhere will there be such a connected and accessible destination as the "Crossroads of America." Indianapolis, located in the center of the "Path of Totality," will see a total solar eclipse for 3 minutes and 46 seconds on April 8, 2024 at 3:06 pm.
Rolling into Indy
Seeing the city and the solar eclipse on your own terms? These RV hookup spots are ready to welcome you in 2024.
- Raceview Family Campground: This campground is home to 200 electric hookup spots, as well as 400 primitive spots for RVs to park. The area also has fill and dump stations available to patrons for ease and comfort while watching the eclipse.
- Lake Haven Retreat: Lake Haven Retreat has 100 spaces, 30 of which are full hookups. This 8-mile spot is full of outdoor activities with plenty of things to do while taking in the sights of the eclipse.
- Indiana State Fairgrounds: The Fairgrounds are chock full of hookup spots - 140 of them in fact. With easy access to downtown, you can watch the eclipse and then visit any of the city’s other great attractions.
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway: The Indy Motor Speedway is known for the Indy 500 of course. But did you also know that this tourist spot can also serve as an RV site with both primitive and electric spots available? Check out the eclipse in one of the most unique campgrounds in the country.
- Indianapolis KOA Holiday: The KOA Holiday is a great spot for all your campsite needs. With 115 full hookup spots, either electric, regular, deluxe, or super deluxe, this 15-mile site is perfect for the spectacle of the decade.
- Indy Lakes: If you’re looking for a day on the lake while watching the eclipse, look no further than the Indy Lakes! 52 full hookup spots are available for guests to park and enjoy the phenomenon.
- Indiana has an incredibly rich history in astronomy having produced some of the country’s most notable astronauts like Neil Armstrong, an alum Purdue University’s acclaimed aerospace program.
- Indy is already a unique destination for the solar eclipse as we’re home to one of the largest public observatories in the world and one of the tenth largest telescopes east of the Mississippi River.
- The Great North American Solar Eclipse is expected to last just under four minutes, which is double the time of the 2017 total solar eclipse.
- 31 million people are already living in the path of totality, and Indy is within a day’s drive to more than half of the nation’s population. So, we'll see you in 2024!