If you hear the words State of Emergency you probably think that a natural disaster has taken place. You might also think that it's a warning about a dragon eating the sun. Wait, What?

photo: youtube all about the solar eclipse
photo: youtube all about the solar eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse Apocalypse 2024

Okay, I know that most of you are thinking that the Total Solar Eclipse predictions are getting out of hand. There are thousands of hashtags on TikTok with #solareclipse.

A lot of them explain the science of what we will experience on Monday, April 8, 2024. And then there are the conspiracy videos that predict the end of times.

@saltedfish013 This is of course for entertainment purposes only. The solar eclipse happening in April 8th 2024, has many theories. what do you think about this? #news #science #solareclipse #foryou ♬ original sound - Bikini Bottom News

Folklore and Total Solar Eclipse

Long before we had science and technology to help us figure out why the moon covered the sun, different cultures had some pretty wild theories. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanacthe solar eclipse folklore is full of some wild theories that are influencing some of the conspiracies of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.

In Norse culture, the gods put an evil enchanter, Loki, into chains. Loki got revenge by creating wolflike giants, one of which swallowed the Sun—thereby causing an eclipse.
  • Armenia: A dragon swallowed the Sun and Moon.
  • India: A dragon is trying to seize the Sun and Moon.
  • German Mythology: The hot female Sun and cold male Moon were married.  

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 Let the Conspiracies Begin

So, there are a lot of superstitions and conspiracies about the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse. Entirely too many people think that this could be the end of times, or dare I say: A Zombie Apocalypse.

@ourblessedhope Jim Staley Discusses Prophetic Significance Of The 2024 Total Solar Eclipse #war #warzone #Jesus #secondcoming #raptureready #armageddon #bible #Godisgood #Jesuslovesyou #christian #christiantiktok #christianfyp #fyp #God #biblestudy #endtimes #lastdays #Israel #prophecy ♬ original sound - Devon

Read More: Downtown Evansville, Indiana Hosting an Epic Eclipse Event 2024

 Here are the specific lengths for totality between 2:01 PM-2:03 PM CST

  • PRINCETON 3:54
  • NEW HARMONY 3:54
  • MT VERNON 3:30
  • DARMSTADT 3:26
  • NEWBURGH 2:30
  • HENDERSON 2:30

2024 Total Solar Eclipse Festival Guide: Explore Events Across Indiana

A large portion of Indiana will be in the path of totality for the total solar eclipse happening on April 8, 2024. Communities all across the state are preparing and we have a guide to the festivities!

Gallery Credit: Kat Mykals

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