Northwest Ohio Solar Eclipse

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2024 Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible in Northwest Ohio. The moon will gradually begin to block the sun in the early afternoon, and the eclipse will reach totality (meaning the moon will entirely block the sun) at approximately 3:10 p.m. At Blanchard Valley Health System, your well-being is important to us. Looking directly at the sun during an eclipse without proper eye protection can damage your eyes.

With Findlay (and the surrounding communities within our service area) being ideal locations for witnessing this exciting celestial event, we want to ensure that everyone is equipped with the right information to protect their eyes and overall health. Provided below are several educational resources to serve as a guide to best prepare for safely viewing the eclipse.

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BVHS Educational Resources

Physicians Plus to Offer Extended Hours April 7

BVHS Minute: Eclipse Preparations with William H. Kose, MD, JD, vice president of special projects

Reel Deal: How is Hanco Preparing for the Solar Eclipse? (Kent Appelhans, director and chief of EMS)

Reel Deal: How Will the Solar Eclipse Affect the Health and Safety of Our Community? (Kent Appelhans, director and chief of EMS)

Reel Deal: What Eye Safety Precautions Should You Take? (Jennifer Campbell, PA-C)

Reel Deal: What Are the Symptoms of Eye Damage Post-Solar Eclipse? (Jennifer Campbell, PA-C)

Ensuring Eye Safety During a Solar Eclipse (column by Stephen Orr, MD)

Eclipse Health & Safety (column by William H. Kose, MD, JD, vice president of special projects)

Visit the ER if Experiencing Chest Pain

BVHS Volunteers Help Out with Eclipse Glasses

List of BVHS Practices and Offices With Modified Hours on April 8

Community Resources

Hancock County Total Solar Eclipse 2024 Website

Ohio EMA

Ohio Total Eclipse Website

Ohio Department of Health

Solar Eclipse Eye Protection 

Ohio Department of Transportation

Eclipse Travel Forecasting

Mayo Clinic Resources

Video: Mayo Clinic Minute – Tips to Safely Watch the Total Solar Eclipse

Article: Serious Damage Can Occur from Staring at the Sun

NASA Safety Page

Total Solar Eclipse Safety

Emergency & Non-Emergency Guidance