Even though Sacramento isn’t under the direct path of the solar eclipse on August 21st, we’re still going to have a very impressive view.
Sure, you can go outside and just view the peak of the eclipse – where the moon covers 79% of the sun – at 10:17 a.m., but it’s much more than just that. The eclipse itself will only last less than 2 minutes, but the complete process from beginning to end will take 2 hours, 37 minutes.
The moon will start to cover the sun at 9:02 a.m.and end at 11:39 a.m.
Here are some of the larger viewing parties around the Sacramento area, according to The Sacramento Bee:
▪ California State University, Sacramento,will host a viewing party starting at 9 a.m.
▪ Powerhouse Science Center, 3615 Auburn Blvd., is hosting an event beginning at 9 a.m. compete with a Eclipse-themed planetarium shows start at 11 a.m with paid admission
▪ West steps of the State Capitol – The California Public Utilities Commission will host a party starting at 9 a.m.
▪ The Yolo County Library are having free viewing events at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, 315 East 14th Street in Davis, and the Arthur F. Turner Community Library, 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento. Both events start at 9:30
▪ World of Wonders Science Museum, 2 N. Sacramento St. in Lodi will provide learning opportunities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.