On Aug. 21, many Carmel residents donned their funky glasses to get a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse. With 91 percent coverage in the area, only a slight haze was noticeable for most viewers. But, save your ISO 12312-2 approved glasses because in seven years, the next “path of totality” will be directly through central Indiana — including Carmel. Mark your calendars for April 8, 2024, at 3:05 p.m. This time, the darkness will settle in with a predicted duration of totality of 3 minutes, 51 seconds. Can anyone say party on Main Street? Toto will be ready! (Photo by Julie Osborne) Learn more about Toto and Oz’s adventures on their blog: JulieOsborne.com.