Did the path of the eclipse change? What it means for Kentucky

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By journalsofus.com


He April 8 total solar eclipse, Its path is still days away from passing through parts of Indiana and Kentucky, and new research suggests fewer Kentuckians could experience totality because previous maps of the 2024 eclipse are wrong, although not by much.

Despite these findings, POT told IndyStar in an email that your predictions for the eclipse have not changed – and, he added Butler University Brian Murphy, professor of Physics and Astronomy, the new map won’t make much of a difference for the millions of Hoosiers who will see the eclipse.

“The path of totality could have been narrowed, maybe by a mile total, but we’re talking about going from 115 miles to 114 miles wide,” Murphy said. “If you’re near the edge of that road, go a few more kilometers toward the center at least to make sure you see totality.”

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Here’s what we know about the eclipse’s new path and why it matters:

Did the path of the 2024 total solar eclipse change?

Several media reports on Tuesday and Wednesday cast doubt on the forecast path of the 2024 solar eclipse, or where the Moon’s shadow will pass over Earth when the Moon partially blocks the Sun. According to John Irwin, the path projected could be off by up to a mile.

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