Solar Eclipse Viewing

Join us on Monday, August 21 for the viewing of the historic solar eclipse. 

This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours (1pm - 4pm), from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location. For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds. Tallahassee is set to experience 86 percent totality - the moon disk will cover 86 percent of the sun. 

In addition to the eclipse viewing, there will be educational activities and a planetarium show about the eclipse playing at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. All solar eclipse activities and planetarium shows are provided free of charge by theChallenger Learning Center of Tallahassee and the Tallahassee Astronomical Society.

The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses," hand-held solar viewers, telescopes WITH solar filters, a sunspotter, a pinhole projection and NASA's live feed

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