Where to View the August 21 Solar Eclipse in Northeast Ohio

Where to View the August 21 Solar Eclipse in Northeast Ohio

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On Aug. 21, 2017, people across the U.S. will see the sun disappear behind the moon. In Ohio, we will view a partial solar eclipse. Find out where to go and methods to safely experience the eclipse in the greater Cleveland/Akron region:

View the Partial Solar Eclipse. Watch the moon cover up the sun during Ohio’s first solar eclipse in years. Try out several methods of viewing the sun safely, model the eclipse, and try hands-on activities. Maximum eclipse around 2:30 p.m. Event takes place from noon-4 p.m. Geauga Park District Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St., Montville Township, geaugaparkdistrict.org

Eclipse Event CV. All ages, get your free pair of viewing glasses and watch Mother Nature’s greatest show; an eclipse like we’ll never see again — or at least not for a long time. 9:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, 440-352-3383, morleylibrary.org

Kids’ Eclipse Afterparty. The solar eclipse may have been brief, but the excitement continues with this space-themed party. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Eastlake Public Library, 36706 Lake Shore Blvd., Eastlake, 440-942-7880, we247.org

Partial Solar Eclipse Spectacular. Enjoy sun and moon activities in the parking lot during the eclipse. The eclipse will begin at 1:07 p.m. and the max will be viewable at 2:31 p.m. The end of the eclipse will be at 3:52pm. Special glasses have been provided by the STAR Library Education Network. 1-4 p.m. Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna, 330-296-2827, reedlibrary.org

Eclipse Watch. At 2:30 p.m., about 90% of the Sun’s disk will be hidden behind the Moon, and specially equipped telescopes will be available for the public to witness this rare event. 1-4 p.m. McKinley Museum, Hoover-Price Planetarium, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton, 330-455-7043, mckinleymuseum.org

Solar Eclipse. Here in northern Ohio we’ll witness a partial solar eclipse, with about 80 percent of the sun obscured by the moon at maximum eclipse. 1 p.m. Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, cmnh.org

There’s also fun to be had in the days leading up to the eclipse:

Solar Eclipse Planetarium Programs, August 12, 13, 19 & 20. Prepare for the August 21st Partial Solar Eclipse! Enjoy an engaging planetarium presentation about eclipses. Every participant will receive a pair of eclipse viewers to take home to use to view the eclipse safely. 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, 28728 Wolf Rd, Bay Village, 440-871-2900, lensc.org

Stellar Eclipse Weekend, August 19-21. In collaboration with the NASA Glenn Research Center, celebrate the solar eclipse with a whole weekend of hands-on activities, special demonstrations, simulcast eclipse coverage from around the country on NASA TV, and even an outdoor sun salutations yoga session. Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, 216-694-2000, greatscience.com

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