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The Great American Solar Eclipse

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The Great American Solar Eclipse

Join us at Raven Rock State Park to experience The Great American Solar Eclipse!  The eclipse is the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse the United States has seen since 1918 - over 99 years!  During this eclipse, the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, causing a shadow to cross over the surface of the Earth.  This narrow “Path of Totality”, where the moon will completely cover the sun, stretches all the way from Oregon to South Carolina! Raven Rock State Park will be a great spot for people to view the partial solar eclipse, reaching a 94% totality! The next total solar eclipse to cross North Carolina won’t be until May 11, 2078, so don’t miss this once in a lifetime viewing opportunity!
Come by the Visitor Center between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. where we will have educational stations before and after the maximum eclipse time, which is at 2:44 p.m.  Feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket to set up behind the Visitor Center.   This event is planned for the outdoors and in the event of inclement weather, some stations may be moved inside. We still should see the effects of the partial solar eclipse regardless of weather.
*Note:  We will have a limited number of solar eclipse safe-viewing glasses available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  We will have some other safe-viewing options available as well. (Glasses provided by Friends of State Parks and the Friends of Raven Rock State Park)

Date of Event: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Start Location: 
Visitor Center