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Watch our live recap of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse.

In Bloomington, Monroe County school students have the day off, and Indiana University students will not have classes. Thousands of eclipse-chasers will be travelling into the city, which is predicted to be a prime viewing location for the path of totality. Bloomington will be able to view the total eclipse for four minutes.

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A total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and Earth. In the path of totality, the moon will completely block the sun. The sky will become dark, and this is the only time when it is safe to remove the eclipse glasses, which allow viewers to look at the sun directly. Weather permitting, the sun's corona will be visible.

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