The bottom line is to be prepared but not panicked.  Use your experience in your business to estimate your needs during this time.  As always, let us know if you have any questions or concerns as it relates to your technology needs well before the event takes place.


  • Monday, April 8, 2024
  • Partial eclipse will start around 1:58PM EST


  • Eclipse will travel across Ohio from southwest to northeast
  • Totality will enter Ohio near Greenville, Ohio around 3:00 pm, and will exit near Avon Lake, Ohio around 3:10 pm, travels at approximately 2,000 mph!
  • Takes about ten minutes to travel across Ohio
  • Up to 2-4 minutes of totality – depends on where you are


  • Last one in Ohio was 1806
  • Next one in Ohio will be in 2444

Authorities in Lorain County (in the path of totality) have sent out updates as far as what they are expecting to happen as well as some recommendations.

  • Population in Ohio is expected to surge with an additonal 139,000 to 556,000 visitors
    • With the increased population, authorities are recommending the following:
      • Gather supplies well before the event as stores/gas stations may be over taxed
      • Plan to stay for a while after the event as traffic is expected to be increased significantly
      • Work out a plan with your employer, employees, providers to decide if they can support the strain on the infrastructure.
      • Increased cellular/data traffic could result in internet issues
        • This could be in the form of service degradation or loss of service.
  • If the weather is poor on the day of the eclipse, this could greatly reduce the number of visitors