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The solar eclipse is almost here


Noon Edition airs on Fridays at noon on WFIU. 

The long-anticipated event is almost here, as many excited tourists flock to Indiana and neighboring states to be in the path of totality for the total eclipse of the sun, the first since 2017.   

The eclipse will begin on Monday, April 8 at approximately 1:49 p.m. and will reach totality at 3:04 p.m. The moon will totally cover the sun for about four minutes in Bloomington.  

Read more: The 2024 solar eclipse is almost here! 

City and Indiana state officials have been working tirelessly to prepare for the momentous occasion.   

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security stated that this is an “all-hands-on-deck” event for its first responders and warned travelers and residents alike to prepare for heavy traffic and large crowds. They suggest having food and other essentials ready for the day.   

It is estimated that more than 300,000 people plan to travel to Bloomington and more across the state.   

This Friday on Noon Edition, live from the Wonderlab Museum, host Bob Zaltsberg will talk with experts about everything you need to know to prepare for this historic occasion.

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Constantine Deliyannis – Professor in the Department of Astronomy at IU  

Carey Champion – Director and Librarian of the Wylie House Museum  

Elizabeth Aguilar – Ph.D. student in biology in Indiana University’s Evolution, Ecology and Behavior program 

Adam Wason – Director of Public Works for the City of Bloomington  

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