Just in case you don’t know yet, there is a total eclipse coming!
Monday, August 21, 2017
Beginning at Noon, CST
Everyone is starting to make plans for the big day.
We’ll be busy getting all of these events on our calendar, but in the meantime, we wanted to share what we know now.
According to timeanddate.com, Huntsville is not in the path of the total eclipse, but only a partial. Never fear if you can’t travel though….the sun will still be around 97% covered. We actually aren’t too far off of the path of total coverage. If you click on > this link < you can watch a video of how the eclipse will look from right here in Huntsville.
Closest Total Eclipse Viewing Spot
If you feel the need to see the total eclipse, Nashville is the closest location in the path of 100%. In fact, Nashville is the only major city in the path and should experience almost 2 minutes of total eclipse goodness.
If you are traveling to Nashville for the day, there are already some great resources –
Prepare for the Eclipse
To get ready for a once in a lifetime experience that involves looking at the sun for up to 2 hours, start to finish, you’ll need to be prepared.
Luckily our friends at NASA have a great safety checklist.
You might also want to look into purchasing a pair of eclipse viewing glasses. They are all the rage for staring directly at a partially concealed sun!
NEW: The U.S. Space & Rocket Center has a great blog: How to Protect Your Eyes During the Solar Eclipse
Huntsville Eclipse Events
If you do decide to stay here, we’ve rounded up the local events we know of now and will continue adding to the list as they come in.
- UAH – Solar Eclipse Week Activities
- Free Informational Session – Downtown Main Library
- Total Eclipse of the Run – Fleet Feet & Rocket Republic post-eclipse run
- Eclipse Yoga – Straight to Ale at Butler Green, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
- All American Eclipse – U.S. Space & Rocket Center, 10 am – 2 pm, $15