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Next Star Party:

Monday, April 8, 2024 10:00 AM

Solar Eclipse Viewing at Maturango

Partial Solar Eclipse — Ralph Paonessa

* IMPORTANT: Please check here for POSSIBLE WEATHER CANCELLATIONS. *

Activity

See the Solar Eclipse safely through solar telescopes

On April 8, the Moon will eclipse the Sun. If you were to drive 23 hours to Mazatlán, Mexico (over 1,000 miles away), you could see a total solar eclipse.

In Ridgecrest we will still have a major partial solar eclipse that covers 46.5% of the Sun! CLAS will set up solar telescopes from 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM outside Maturango Museum to view this event.

  • 10:10 AM - eclipse begins (Moon takes first bite out of the Sun)
  • 11:15 AM - maximum coverage (46.5%)
  • 12:24 PM - eclipse ends (Moon moves off the Sun)

We will have safe solar glasses as well as special solar telescopes for safe viewing.

Important: Never view the Sun or eclipse with your unprotected eyes, sunglasses, or other unapproved filters. Doing so can cause permanent eye damage or blindness before you even notice any pain!

Location

Maturango Museum

Next Star Parties

Quarter Moon Star Party at Maturango - April
Telescope views of planets & the crescent Moon
Quarter Moon Star Party at Maturango - May
Telescope views of planets & the crescent Moon