Join us for the Total Solar Eclipse!

Hardin County is at the centerline of totality for the total solar eclipse that will cross North America on April 8, 2024. Plan your visit to experience this natural wonder in our beautiful rural setting.

Hardin County Eclipse

What is a total solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly between the Earth and the Sun and the Moon blocks the Sun for a viewer on Earth. During a total solar eclipse, the Moon lines up perfectly to fully obscure the Sun, resulting in "totality". A total solar eclipse is visible from Earth only along a very narrow path for just a few minutes, which makes the total solar eclipse one of nature's rarest events.

Village of Forest

Welcome to Forest sign
The Village of Forest has been identified as one of the premier places to be for viewing this eclipse in Ohio! Forest is located right along the path of totality and has one of the longest durations of eclipse totality in this region. Visit their website to learn more.
Village of Forest Website

Hardin County Tourism

Visit our Tourism page to find great places to shop, dine, sip and more during the Total Solar Eclipse.

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Solar Eclipse 2024 - Hardin County, Ohio

Resources for Hardin County Residents

Kenton-Hardin Health Department

‍‍Temporary campgrounds and all food service vendors are regulated for public health and safety. Call or visit the Kenton-Hardin Health Department website to learn more.
Food & Camping Plan Review & Permitting Letter
Eclipse Temporary Camp Info FAQ Sheet
Eclipse Temporary Food Service FAQ Sheet

Guidelines for Food Vendors

Make Sure You're Licensed and Inspected

Food vendors must be licensed with the State of Ohio and Inspected by the Department of Health.
Visit Ohio Department of Taxation
Visit Ohio Department of Health

Additional Resources

Check out information from around the state and across the country.

American Astronomical Society

American Astronomical Society

Eclipse information from the American Astronomical Society and the National Science Foundation.

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Ohio Total Solar Eclipse

Ohio Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, April 8, 2024, people within a 124-mile-wide band in the state of Ohio will experience a total solar eclipse.

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Overview, safety, where & when, preparation, resources and more.

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Great American Eclipse

Great American Eclipse

A one-stop resource for eclipse information.

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Eclipse 2024

Maps, local information and other useful links

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National Eclipse

National Eclipse

Even more resources and information about the eclipse.

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