Monday, April 8, 2024

Solar Eclipse Totality Begins at 3:13PM

Join us at Black River Landing as we celebrate the 2024 Solar Eclipse! The City of Lorain is located directly in the path of totality and we can expect a viewing window of nearly 4 minutes! For several hours the moon will start to obscure the sun and at 3:13:01 PM we can expect total darkness in the middle of the day.

Now Accepting Food Truck/Vendor Applications! Full Schedule of Events Coming Soon!

To register your business for the event, please send us an email at tbrown@lorainportauthority.com. Food Vendors must be fully licensed to participate.


• Expect heavy traffic and long waits on roadways. The Lorain area will be EXTREMELY busy.

• For Downtown Lorain parking information, click here.

• Bring plenty of food and water if you’re planning on being in the park throughout the day. Otherwise, there will be vendors and food trucks available.


• Never look directly at the sun without eclipse rated eye protection.

• Only a few seconds of unprotected viewing can cause permanent eye damage.

• Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun.

• For instructions on how to make a pin-hole projector. Visit the NASA website by clicking here.


• The totality path of the 2024 solar eclipse is expected to be about 124 miles (200 km) wide, and will stretch across 13 states, from Texas to New Hampshire.

• On average, one happens somewhere on the Earth only once every 1.5 years. Only 21 total solar eclipses have crossed the lower 48 states in the entire existence of the United States.

Watch Live

Can’t make it to Lorain to experience the solar eclipse? That’s OK! Watch live from our rooftop camera at Port Lorain. The camera will not directly show the solar eclipse, but you can enjoy the view and see darkness in the middle of the day once we reach the point of totality.