April 11, 2024
Travelers from in and out of Ohio visited Richwood Park Monday to view the solar eclipse. Pictured at right, Chris, a resident of Pataskala, mounts a homemade solar filter onto his camera.

Eclipse over Union County


By Mac Cordell, Marysville J-T Reporter

The Great North American Solar Eclipse of 2024 did not disappoint.

The community offered clear skies to visitors and residents alike that gathered around Union County to view the eclipse as the moon passed in front of the sun. Large crowds gathered at Glacier Ridge Metro Park, the Richwood Park, Partners Park, Marysville Upground Reservoir, Eljer Park and dozens of other sites to watch. For nearly three minutes, Union County viewers experienced a total eclipse, an event not seen in Ohio since 1806. The next solar eclipse in Ohio will be in 2099.

Viewers came from states away to experience what most called “a once-in-al ifetime event.”

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