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Connect with Obies across the cosmos...

One night only. Reignite your Oberlin-bred passion for curiosity and wonderment and experience a collective phenomenon! Check in on April 8 using our interactive map and share your experience directly with your fellow Obies.

  • Snap a photo of your eclipse vantage point
  • Share your eclipse-themed cuisine
  • Show off your community's eclipse efforts
  • Humble brag when you score bingo before your friends
  • Leave a cosmically awesome fun fact about outer space
  • Explore how your fellow Obies are celebrating this momentous occasion

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On Monday, April 8, 2024 at precisely 3:12 p.m., the Moon will perfectly align with the Sun, momentarily turning day into night.

Eclipse Timeline
1:58:20 p.m. 3:12:52 p.m. 3:14:48 p.m. 3:16:44 p.m. 4:28:22 p.m.
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Not located near Oberlin, Ohio? Use NASA's resources to find out when totality hits your neck of the woods.

2024 Total Eclipse: Where & When


Play throughout the day and submit your bingo to be entered to win an eclipse-themed basket full of items from Oberlin local businesses!

Download a printable PDF version here.


Stellar Songs and Twinkling Tunes

Each song on this playlist has been carefully selected by Obies, for Obies to curate a cosmic vibe for this special day...


This Day in History

See what the world was buzzing about on April 8 over the past few decades!

Chart Topping Songs


April 8, 1950 Goodnight Irene by Gordon Jenkins & the Weavers

April 8, 1960 Theme from A Summer Place by Percy Faith

April 8, 1970 Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel

April 8, 1980 Call Me by Blondie

April 8, 1990 Hold On by Wilson Phillips

April 8, 2000 Breathe by Faith Hill

April 8, 2010 Tik Tok by Ke$ha

April 8, 2020 Blinding Lights by The Weekend


Top Grossing Movies


April 8, 1950 Cinderella

April 8, 1960 Swiss Family Robinson

April 8, 1970 Love Story

April 8, 1980 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

April 8, 1990 Ghost

April 8, 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas

April 8, 2010 Toy Story 3

April 8, 2020 Bad Boys for Life


Best Selling Products

1950s Mr. Potato Head

1960s Sony Trinitron first color TV

1970s Polaroid OneStep Land Camera and Hot Wheels

1980 Rubik’s Cube and Cabbage Patch Kids

1990s Tamagotchi

2000s Playstation 2

2010s Apple iPod





View the Eclipse Style

eclipse glasses

Request a pair of eclipse viewing glasses from the Office of Alumni Engagement.

Supply is limited, request up to 2 pairs per alum.