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Total Solar Eclipse - Monday, April 8, 2024

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America. Total solar eclipses are only visible within a narrow path known as the path of totality and Bayham is within this path. The solar eclipse will take place between 2 – 4 pm with the total eclipse to be visible in Bayham from approximately 3:16 – 3:19 pm.

As this is a significant event, it is expected to bring a number of visitors to our Municipality, particularly Port Burwell. In preparation of this, staff have been working with the County of Elgin and OPP to ensure safety measures are in place. Please be advised that Chatham Street at Nova Scotia Line/Bridge Street will be closed at Noon on this day as the Provincial Park will not be formally open and no parking along Addison or any side street will be permitted. Once parking at the East Beach has reached capacity, additional road closures will be put into place to direct traffic elsewhere.

Please obey all traffic and safety measures and ensure to have proper protective eyewear. A limited supply of eclipse viewers are available for residents at the Municipal Office or the Libraries free of charge. Once we run out of eclipse viewers, we will not be receiving any more. 

A reminder that ALL of Bayham is within the path of totality so you do not have to travel to the beach to get a good view!

For more information, visit the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse page on the County of Elgin’s website.

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