On April 8, 2024, Ohio will witness a total solar eclipse within a 124-mile-wide band. Areas in Ohio that are outside the path of totality will experience a partial eclipse. These occurrences are rare and extraordinary. In the history of the United States, only 21 total solar eclipses have crossed the lower 48 states. Ohio's last total solar eclipse took place in 1806, and the next is forecast for 2099.