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Want to go to Ohio? Cleveland’s giving away a free trip to see the 2024 solar eclipse.

Cleveland is in the path of the first total eclipse since 1806 and the city has been gearing up for this event since 2019!

The giveaway, announced by the city’s tourism agency, includes a free overnight stay on April 8, 2024 for up to four people, a $50 gift card to a Cleveland restaurant, tickets to two attractions, and four pairs of eclipse glasses. To enter, travelers must play an interactive game called Roadtrip to CLE and post their score on social media using the hashtag #SolarEclipseCLE by May 26. Winners will be randomly selected on June 5.

… Of course, you don’t need to travel to Cleveland to experience the eclipse. The 2024 eclipse’s path of totality, 125 miles wide, will be larger than the 71-mile-wide path in 2017, so more folks can enjoy the show.

… From NASA: The Monday, April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The total solar eclipse will begin over the South Pacific Ocean. Weather permitting, the first location in continental North America that will experience totality is Mexico’s Pacific coast at around 11:07 AM PDT.

… The path of the eclipse continues from Mexico, entering the United States in Texas, and traveling through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. The eclipse will enter Canada in Southern Ontario, and continue through Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Cape Breton. The eclipse will exit continental North America on the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland, Canada, at 5:16 PM NDT.

Total lunar eclipse

Photo: Getty Images

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