Total Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024

2024 Solar Eclipse

Photos by Robb McCormick Photography

What Is a Solar Eclipse?

A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth.

There are different types of eclipses; the April 8 event will be a Total Solar Eclipse, which occurs when the moon appears at least as large as the sun, totally obscuring its light. This means it will become dark around 3 p.m.

Dublin, Ohio, USA
Latitude: 40.103541 | Longitude: -83.136667

Fast Facts

  • The last Total Solar Eclipse in Ohio happened in 1806
  • The next Total Solar Eclipse in Ohio will happen in 2099
  • This will be the last Total Solar Eclipse in North America until 2045
  • There have been only 15 Total Solar Eclipses visible in the U.S. since 1867

Community Viewing Events

The City of Dublin encourages people to watch the eclipse safely — whether from their own backyard, a local establishment or in a park. 

The City will be hosting family-friendly viewing gatherings with a DJ and strolling entertainment from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Coffman Park South Fields and at Riverside Crossing Park


Riverside Crossing Park: Bridge Park has multiple secure parking garages and many accessible parking spots, all are free to use! 

Coffman Park: Parking is permitted at Coffman Park, Dublin City Hall, and Coffman High School. Accessible parking is available on Commerce Parkway. 


Ohio is within a one-day drive to 70% of the U.S. population. Dublin is anticipated to see high traffic impacts before and after the eclipse. If you are traveling into Dublin, plan on staying a while longer after the eclipse is over to avoid traffic.

During the eclipse, please refrain from

  • stopping along roadways to watch
  • calling 911 for traffic jams unless it is a life-safety emergency
  • parking on private property

If you wish to watch the eclipse in a nearby park, using more eco-friendly forms of transportation, such as walking, biking or scootering.

It’s *Solar* Science

Update: All 500 COSI Connects Solar Kits have been claimed. If you missed out, you can still order a Learning Lunchbox filled with hands-on STEAM activities from COSI


The City of Dublin’s top priority is safety. Specific eyewear is a must for viewing. Using improper glasses or filters could result in severe eye injury. During the 90-second period of totality (when the moon completely blocks the sun), you can safely remove your protective eyewear. (You’ll know it’s safe when you can no longer see any part of the sun through eclipse glasses or a solar viewer.) Protective glasses are needed before and after totality takes place.

Do not use any of the following without a special solar filter:

  • Binoculars
  • Camera Lens
  • Telescope
  • Ordinary sunglasses

Where to Find Eclipse Eyewear in Dublin

The City will be handing out glasses at the two viewing gatherings to the first 1,000 people in either park.  

Don’t toss your eyewear in the garbage! There will be recycling bins at Riverside and Coffman Parks to collect your eyewear after the event!

More Eclipse Safety Tips

Exclusive Experiences

Solar Eclipse Photography 

Join the Dublin Community Recreation Center program and learn how to capture this rare event safely with insight from an expert.

Extended DORA Hours
Downtown Dublin visitors can enjoy the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) before and after the eclipse beginning April 8 at noon.

Wear Your Best Lightup Gear
Grab your flashy sneakers, hats and or other clothing to wear in the dark!
Help Study Wildlife During the Eclipse
The Ohio Division of Wildlife invites citizen scientists like you to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to record eclipse-related animal behavior with the iNaturalist app.

Want to get the full effect? Book your stay at one of our participating hotels and receive access to Dublin’s exclusive rooftop viewing party. Claim your spot when you make a reservation at one of our participating Dublin hotels.

Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

Submit a Public Records Request


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Core Values

Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude & Dedication to Service.

The City of Dublin operates under a set of seven key core values: integrity, respect, communication, teamwork, accountability, positive attitude and dedication to service. Staff members use these seven values as the basis for daily decision-making, including the decisions that go into the budget process.

  • Integrity. We are open and honest. We honor our commitments to the community and each other. Our actions are consistent with what we say.
  • Respect. We treat our coworkers and members of the community with courtesy and dignity. We embrace diversity and acknowledge the needs, responsibilities and inherent worth of each individual.
  • Communication. We maintain an environment in which employees feel free to share ideas and information. We promote open interaction throughout the organization to ensure knowledge and understanding among all employees and our community.
  • Teamwork. We create a climate in which all employees work together and support the individual talents and contributions of team members. We celebrate successes and see mistakes as opportunities for growth; we will never willingly let a member of our team fail.
  • Accountability. We are responsible to our community and each other for our personal and organizational decisions, actions and performance results. We are committed stewards of our City’s assets and resources.
  • Positive Attitude. We focus our efforts on constructive behavior, attitudes and solutions. We promote an environment that people love going to every day – a place where each individual can find a sense of belonging, inspiration, enjoyment and meaning.
  • Dedication to Service. We pursue innovation and continuous improvement in all we do. We are committed to efficient, effective and responsive service delivery that makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Leadership Philosophy

We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of   our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.

City Code

The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.

Revised Charter of Dublin, Ohio

This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.

Zoning Code

The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.

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