What you need to know about the eclipse on August 21
For the first time in almost 100 years, a solar eclipse will pass from the west coast to the east coast of the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina.
You can view an interactive map and eclipse times on NASA’s website.
Before the eclipse
Hatter Planetarium will host a free public showing of “Eclipse Across America”:
- Sunday, August 13, 2:30 and 4:00 p.m.
- Monday, August 14, Noon
The presentation will include information about the mechanics of eclipses and conclude with a Q&A about how to view the eclipse locally. Total show time is approximately 40 minutes and seats are first-come, first served. Doors close when the show begins.
During the eclipse
If you’re in Gettysburg, there will also be a public event during the eclipse on August 21 at the Gettysburg College Observatory, hosted by Physics Profs. Jacquelynne B. Milingo and Craig Foltz. (The eclipse in Gettysburg starts at 1:16 p.m. and ends at 3:59 p.m., and the eclipse maximum occurs at 2:41 p.m.)
Read more about the eclipse in a post on the Hatter Planetarium blog, written by planetarium director Ian Clarke.
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Posted: Wed, 9 Aug 2017
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