UC Riverside Offers Eclipse Viewing

Community invited for safe telescope viewing of the August 21 partial eclipse

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — On Monday, Aug. 21, everyone in North America will experience an eclipse of the sun, with the path of totality stretching 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina.

Those looking for a safe view of the partial eclipse visible in southern California are invited to view it through multiple solar filter-equipped telescopes at the University of California, Riverside. This region will experience 62 percent moon coverage of the sun.

Hosted by UCR’s Physics and Astronomy Department, the free and public viewing will be held between 10:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. near the Bell Tower on campus. Community members should purchase pay-by-space parking in Lot 4 or Lot 6.

This is the first solar eclipse visible in the US since October 2014 and the last one in southern California until the year 2023.

The department has shared additional information about the 2017 solar eclipse and how to view it safely on its website.

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