One year from today on April 8, 2024 we will experience a total solar eclipse. Arkansas will experience tens of thousands of visitors due to our state being along the path of totality. This is predicted to be a huge economic boost for cities all along the path, which includes Maumelle. The City of Maumelle will continue to plan and prepare for this exciting event and the influx of visitors that it may bring to our city. It is important for businesses and residents to be aware & prepared for the impact that is predicted. To learn more visit: https://onlyinark.com/events/experience-the-2024-total-eclipse-in-arkansas/
The Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a lunch & learn focused on the 2024 Eclipse with Dr. Clay Sherrod of Arkansas Sky Observatories. The lunch will be held on June 15th, 2023. Please contact Kellie Wall at MACC for more information.
What is a Solar Eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon “eclipses” the sun. This means that the moon, as it orbits the Earth, comes in between the sun and the Earth, thereby blocking the sun and preventing any sunlight from reaching us.
What does this mean for Arkansas?
The Great North American Eclipse is set for April 8, 2024, and Maumelle, Arkansas will be a wonderful place to enjoy this historic event. Two-thirds of the state will be in the path of totality.
The last solar eclipse in North America was 2017.
What will happen?
Set your alarms for April 8, 2024 at 12:33pm because that is when the sun will begin moving. It will then be completely behind the moon and totality in the Maumelle area will last about 3 minutes.