The first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 99 years is today, with the path of totality just a few hours drive south of Indiana in parts of Kentucky.
Nearly the entire state will have at least 90 percent coverage, and southern parts of Indiana will have near-totality: 99 percent in Evansville, 96 percent in Jeffersonville, 95 percent in Bloomington and about 90 percent in Indianapolis.
Throughout the state, the partial eclipse starts at about 12:57 p.m., with peak coverage at 2:25 p.m., and end of partial eclipse at 3:49 p.m (all times Eastern Standard Time).
Reporters from public broadcasting stations throughout the state are covering the state as Hoosiers experience this rare event!
Solar Eclipse Throughout Indiana, Neighboring States
Southbound Hwy 41 is backed up from somewhere in Kentucky to Washington Ave. Seeing license plates from all over the country. pic.twitter.com/XCRNd1sZKd— Evansville Police (@EvansvillePD) August 21, 2017
The shadows of the leaves look just like the eclipse! pic.twitter.com/yNCS2HGDN8— Taylor Haggerty (@taylor_terese) August 21, 2017
It's definitely getting darker on the beach. pic.twitter.com/ueUFYM5Auh— Barbara Brosher (@BabsofBtown) August 21, 2017
The partially eclipsed sun is behind the clouds in Bloomington :( pic.twitter.com/5rSSWSmPnF— Becca Costello (@becca_costello) August 21, 2017
We're a half hour out and the skies look amazing! Just need this to hold. pic.twitter.com/IsbEwZs7JT— Zach Bernard (@ZachBernardFW) August 21, 2017
Is there a smudge on my eclipse glasses? Nope, it's the moon starting to cover a portion of the sun here in Madisonville, KY.— Samantha Horton (@SamHorton5) August 21, 2017
Beautiful KY NOT BEAUTIFUL clouds pic.twitter.com/l0zOBk9RUJ— Sarah Fentem (@Petit_Smudge) August 21, 2017
There are lots of families here, some school groups and even some buses from local retirement homes.— Barbara Brosher (@BabsofBtown) August 21, 2017
Clouds are indeed in the Northeast Indiana forecast for the afternoon. pic.twitter.com/LIpL8Jq8A5— Zach Bernard (@ZachBernardFW) August 21, 2017
People are already lined up for solar viewers at Paynetown SRA. They're handing them out starting at 1. Other events start at noon. pic.twitter.com/rm5dDCnpIP— Barbara Brosher (@BabsofBtown) August 21, 2017
— Samantha Horton (@SamHorton5) August 21, 2017
— Becca Costello (@becca_costello) August 21, 2017
NPR: Solar Eclipse Throughout the United States