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Welcome to Batesville, where the skies are about to stage a celestial spectacle like no other! On April 8, 2024, our region will find itself at the heart of an extraordinary cosmic event: a total solar eclipse. As the moon gracefully glides between the Earth and the sun, plunging us into a temporary twilight, we invite you to witness nature’s grandeur in all its glory. Join us as we prepare to be enveloped in darkness, awestruck by the wonders of the universe right here in our own backyard. It will be the last total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States until 2044.

Calendar of Events

Batesville Blackout Bash

Batesville Blackout Bash Brochure

2024 Eclipse facts for Batesville

Duration of totality:  3m 1.9s

(All times EDT)

Partial eclipse starts:  1:51:22 PM
Total eclipse starts:  3:07:26 PM
Mid-eclipse:  3:08:57 PM
Total eclipse ends:  3:10:28 PM
Partial eclipse ends:  4:24:10 PM


Safety is the number one priority when viewing a total solar eclipse. Be sure you’re familiar with when you need to wear specialized eye protection designed for solar viewing by reviewing these safety guidelines.

Watch: How to Safely View a Total Solar Eclipse

Downloadable Handout: How to Safely View the April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Downloadable Handout: Eclipse 2024: Getting Your Business Ready

Links & Sources:

Ripley County Tourism


American Astronomical Society