Total Solar Eclipse

Event Sector: 
Learning & Education
Event 2nd Sector: 
Science & Technology
Event 3rd Sector: 
None Selected

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting its shadow across all of North America. This will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States in 38 years.

Although it will be seen in totality on a path between Charleston, SC and Nashville, TN, we will be able to see it in fairly good measure from Hampton and Va Beach, VA. See animation on the posted website for example of how it will look.

Be sure not to look directly at the sun but follow instructions for safe viewing. Amazon sells inexpensive cardboard mylar glasses for safe viewing of eclipse. Alternative options for constructing safe projectors are linked. Seriously, do not burn holes in your retinas by looking directly at the sun!

Event Date: 
Mon, 08/21/2017
Event Time: 
1:20pm - 4:06pm
Event Cost: 
Free
anywhere
Hampton, VA 23666
United States