11 solar eclipse watch parties in Dayton

  • Sarah Franks
12:20 p.m Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 What To Do

Every few years, word of some “rare” eclipse spreads and most likely, it comes and goes without much attention at all. This eclipse, however, is different.

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A group of students view a partial solar eclipse at a school in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, April 8, 2005. (AP Photo/Zoe Selsky) **EFE OUT**

On August 21, 2017, The Great American Eclipse will sweep across the United States, and only the United States. 

The last time that an eclipse “touched only American soil was June 13th, 1257,” according to eclipse2017.org, and the next time won’t be until January 25th, 2316. 

Basically, this is super rare. For a few minutes, the bright sunlight of about 2:28 p.m. will fall into a dim twilight as the moon covers 89% of the sun. 

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The total solar eclipse is seen from the island of Kastellorizo, Greece, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006. As the moon covered the sun, the temperature dropped quickly, as the sun blackened and a fiery rim surrounded it, and the sky turned an dark blue. (AP Photo/Marios Papadakis)

So don’t be ‘shady’ on August 21. Join one of these local watch parties to make sure you don’t miss an out-of-this-world spectacle. 

Where: 111 W. Spring Valley Rd, Centerville

When: August 21st, 1- 4 p.m. (2:30 p.m. peak)

Where: 57 West Franklin Street, Bellbrook

When: August 21st, 1-3 p.m.

Where: 20 S. Miller Street, Cedarville

When: August 21st, 1-3 p.m.

Where: 1 East Main Street, Fairborn

When: August 21st, 1-3 pm

Where: 2600 Deweese Pkwy, Dayton

When: August 21st, 1- ? p.m.

Where: Milton Union Public Library, 560 S. Main Street West Milton

Info: 937-698-5515 | www.mupubliclibrary.org

Safety for Viewing the Eclipse
6:30 p.m. Aug. 17th
Amateur astronomers Ron and Joann Wagner will speak on safety for viewing the eclipse. 

Solar Eclipse Open House 
12:45-4 p.m. Aug. 21st
The library will host an open house for the clipse, offering a livestream of the eclipse indoors, as well as eclipse viewing glasses for outside viewing. The viewing glasses were obtained through grants. 

Where: The lawn of Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City

When: 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 21st

Where: meeting: 1995 E Ross Rd, Tipp City

When: 12:30 p.m. August 21st

Where: 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard, Kettering

When: noon- 4 p.m. Aug 21st

Where: Cedarville University, 251 N. Main St, Cedarville

When: 2- 3 p.m. Aug. 21

More info: Call 937-766-8800

Join us at the Wright Dunbar Interpretive Center or the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center to obserfve this amazing cosmic event and take part in other solar related activities. Free eclipse glasses will be avilable while supplies last for viewing the eclipse. 

Where: Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center, 16 S. Williams St., Dayton; and Huffman Prairie Flying Field, 2380 Memorial Road, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

When: Noon- 4 p.m. Aug. 21

More info: Call 937-225-7705

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