This is the fifth installment in a series about the upcoming total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024. Villagers are very fortunate to be directly aligned with the path.

Hot Springs Village is in the path expected to get a maximum view of the total eclipse. Here are the details of the timing:

Begins: Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 12:32 pm
Maximum: Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 1:51 pm
Ends: Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 3:10 pm
Duration: 2 hours, 38 minutes
Totality: 3 minutes, 54 seconds
All times shown are local time

When and Where to View the Solar Eclipse chart

There will be viewing areas established throughout the Village, and you may have a great view from your own backyard. But note the direction shown above of the Sun on April 8. Remember, we live in a forest. So while a particular location may have a good view of the sky at certain times, you want to make sure your view at the precise moment of the total eclipse is not blocked by any trees or other structures. Thus, in advance of this spectacular event, get out your compass or open a compass app on your phone and check out the direction and altitude from your selected location to verify you will have an open view when the time comes.

The HSV Camera Club and Village Stargazers will continue to post information articles on the solar eclipse. Next week, we will cover some do’s and don’ts when viewing.

By HSV Camera Club and Village Stargazers

References: ANSA website,

Click here to read “What To Expect During the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.”

Click here to visit the HSV Camera Club website.

Click here to visit the Hot Springs Village Stargazers Facebook Page.

Click here to visit the official Hot Springs Village POA Facebook Page.

Madras, Oregon on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse – Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)