Experience the Total Eclipse
A total solar eclipse is a rare and spectacular event. On average, one happens somewhere on the Earth once every 1.5 years and only 21 solar eclipses have crossed the lower 48 states in the entire history of the United States. The last total solar eclipse visible in Ohio was in 1806. The next total solar eclipse will not be visible in Ohio until the year 2099. Sidney, Ohio (Shelby County) falls in the path of totality. Totality enters the southwest corner of Shelby County at approximately 3:09 p.m. for 3 minutes and 52 seconds.
Sidney Athletic Boosters will be selling parking for eclipse enthusiasts to witness this spectacular event. Our student-athletes and family members will be working to give viewers a good experience. Parking on the Sidney City Schools school and athletic campus boasts 1,200 paved parking spaces and 100 acres of green space.
- 7,500-seat stadium for viewing
- Multiple restroom facilities
- Access to nearby Shelby County Fairgrounds for food trucks and other activities
- 3 food sites
Proceeds from this sale will benefit more than 1,000 student-athletes involved in the Sidney Athletics Department from grades 5-12.
The “path of totality” during a solar eclipse is the path that the moon’s shadow falls onto the Earth’s surface. On April 8, 2024, the centerline for the path of totality will dissect Shelby County entering in the vicinity of Fort Loramie and existing near Botkins. To witness the 2024 solar eclipse in all its splendor, viewing along the path of totality is optimal.
Totality enters the southwest corner of Shelby County at approximately 3:09 p.m. for 3 minutes and 52 seconds. Excellent viewing locations will be numerous in this area including the City of Sidney, which is very close to the centerline on the path of totality.
National Eclipse website: https://nationaleclipse.com/
NASA Eclipse Website: https://science.nasa.gov/.../future-eclipses/eclipse-2024/
OH EMA Website: https://ema.ohio.gov/media.../ohio-total-solar-eclipse
The 2024 Solar Eclipse - Shelby County Style - Facebook page: https://fb.me/e/zC1ylBCQ