Come witness the solar eclipse right here in Marshall, Illinois!!! The City of Marshall looks forward to one of nature's most exciting displays. Come celebrate the entire weekend and the event itself occurring on April 8, 2024.

Marshall's Total Eclipse Time: 2:04:04 CDT

Total Eclipse Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds

eclipse map

NOTE: The yellow line outlines the limits of the path of totality in Illinois. The green middle line represents the eclipse centerline, where the totality lasts the longest.


Solar Eclipse Viewing Areas and Information

Lincoln Trail State Park

16985 E 1350th Rd,
Marshall, IL 62441
(217) 826-2222
  • Campground Sites Available w/Electric
  • Tent Camping
  • Watch Party area of Park
  • IDNR eclipse glasses

Mill Creek Lake

20482 N. Park Entrance Rd., Marshall, IL 62441
(217) 889-3901 or (217) 889-3601
  • Campground Sites w/ Electric
  • Tent Camping
  • Cabin Rentals (8)
  • Dedicated Watch Party area of the park
  • Saturday night Music and Food Trucks

Clark County Fairgrounds

502 N 2nd St, Marshall, IL 62441
  • Camping Sites
  • Food Trucks

Marshall Public Library

612 Archer Ave., Marshall, IL 62442
(812) 826-2535
  • Exhibit
  • Eclipse Glasses


Monday April 8, 2024


A solar eclipse is an event where the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, blocking out some or all of the Sun's light. On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible across parts of the United States, marking the first time since 2017 that a total solar eclipse will be visible in the US.


During a total solar eclipse, the Moon will completely block out the Sun's light, creating a "totality" effect where the sky will become dark as if it were nighttime. This will last for a few minutes, depending on the location. Outside the path of totality, a partial solar eclipse will be visible, where only a portion of the Sun will be blocked out.


The path of the 2024 solar eclipse will begin in Texas and move northeast, passing through cities such as Austin, Dallas, Cleveland, and Buffalo before ending in Maine. Many astronomy clubs and organizations plan to hold viewing events and provide special equipment to view the eclipse safely.


However, it's important to remember that looking directly at the Sun is never safe without proper protection. Solar glasses or a solar filter on a telescope or camera are recommended to view the eclipse safely.


The next total solar eclipse visible in the lower 48 of The United States will not occur until 2044 (there will also be a total solar eclipse in Alaska in 2033). This makes the 2024 solar eclipse a rare and exciting event for those who have the opportunity to see it.


Many people are expected to travel to the areas on the path of the total solar eclipse to witness the rare event, so expect hotels and roads to be busy. It is recommended to plan ahead and make accommodations well in advance.


Overall, the 2024 solar eclipse is an event that should not be missed by those who can see it. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many people, and it will be a spectacular sight that will be remembered for years to come.

Restaurants and Lodging Options

Eclipse Weekend 2024

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For more information regarding the 2024 Solar Eclipse, please reference The National Eclipse Page HERE.