Astronomical Observing at
PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE w/80.53% Sun Covered
From 1:07 PM until 3:52 PM
this page last updated: 8/25/2017 at 8:47 AM
We will have a program (weather conditions allowing, of course) to
the partial solar eclipse occurring in the early afternoon of
Monday, 8/21/2017. Totality will be experienced across the USA
from the west coast of Oregon to the east coast of South Carolina.
Unfortunately, Ohio is over 450 miles north of the line of totality.
However, we'll experience a significant partial eclipse with
80.49% of the Sun's disk hidden from view by the Moon. The ACA
(Astronomy Club of Akron -
www.acaoh.org) will be holding their
official event here as well. We'll have specially filtered
telescopes to safely observe this event in both white-light and
(hydrogen-alpha) light allowing views of
filaments, and other solar details
if they're present at the time we're observing the Sun.
The graphic below shows an
aerial image of Silver Springs Park where we'll be
set up to safely view the eclipse.
To see exact eclipse data for a
location of your choice, visit this site:
Equipment we will have available to see the eclipse in both
hydrogen-alpha and white light.
Image below shows the sky from Stow, OH at time
of maximum eclipse. Venus, shinning brightly at mag -3.9,
The map below shows the
path of the eclipse with the dark band indicating the path of
New feature: The "T" on each object's line in the chart above indicates the time of transit in addition to the rise and set times for the object.
|Sunrise:||6:38 am (EDT)|
|Sun transit:||1:28 pm (EDT)|
|Sunset:||8:18 pm (EDT)|
|Moonrise:||6:20 am (EDT) - Aug 21|
|Moon transit:||1:27 pm (EDT) - Aug 21|
|Moonset:||8:24 pm (EDT) - Aug 21|
|Moon phase:||0.0% (New Moon)|
Visible satellite passes from the Fishcreek Observing Site tonight:
Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic
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