Partial Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024

January 26, 2024

The next North American solar eclipse is taking place the afternoon of Monday, April 8. Join us at the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium to witness this rare phenomenon (no registration or fee required)! While Connecticut is not within the path of totality, it is still fairly close which allows for a partial eclipse event (starting at 14:12:41 EDT). A limited number of eclipse glasses will be supplied, so it is best to plan on bringing your own - just be sure they are safe to use. Keep in mind that it is never safe to look at the Sun during a partial eclipse without proper protection.

The parking lot at LFOP requires a permit during the day and is currently under construction, so please plan ahead. Indoor restrooms will not be available, nor will seating be provided. Lines to view the eclipse through a telescope or sunspotter may be long, so we suggest bringing your own pinhole projector in addition to eclipse glasses.

What is a solar eclipse?
Map and timing of 2024 eclipse:
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