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Great American EclipseMonday, Aug 21, 2017 11:00 am - 3:00 pm 2017-08-21 11:00:00 2017-08-21 15:00:00 America/Chicago Great American Eclipse On August 21, millions of people across the United States will see nature's most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty; the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the Sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky. Highland Road Park Observatory BREC
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On August 21, millions of people across the United States will see nature's most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty; the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the Sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky. While the eclipse, will not be total in the Baton Rouge area, the phenomenon will still yield a wonderful partial eclipse of the Sun and Highland Road Park Observatory is the perfect place to witness it.
A total solar eclipse is unlike anything you've seen in your life. As totality approaches, you will see the astonishing sight of day turning to night and the Sun's corona blazing in the sky. This is truly a great American eclipse because totality will sweep the nation from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Nearly everyone in the US can reach this total solar eclipse within one day's drive. An eclipse is a cosmic billiard shot — the Sun, Moon, and Earth line up to reveal the Sun's atmosphere, it's corona. Eclipses on Earth occur only because of an amazing celestial coincidence.
Save the date for this special solar viewing at HRPO!
11:00 am = HRPO opens
11:26 am = Sun? reaches 60° altitude
˜11:57 am = partial eclipse begins in Baton Rouge
12:36 pm = Sun? reaches 70° altitude
1:08 pm = Sun? culminates at 71° altitude
1:39 pm = Sun? lowers to 70° altitude
2:49 pm = Sun? lowers to 60° altitude
˜2:54 pm = partial eclipse ends in Baton Rouge
3:00 pm = HRPO closes
LIVE FEEDS FROM TOTALITY LOCATIONS
HRPO will provide live feeds from at least three different locations within the path of totality.
Beginning 21 July, HRPO will have hundreds of solar viewers for sale to high schoolers and adults. They will be $2.00 each (tax already included) and can be sold at a maximum of two per purchaser per day. Instructions are printed on the viewer. Follow these instructions exactly!
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