Eclipse Viewing Party

This program is part of Earth Science Week at Monroe Lake, a week-long event packed with geology tours and activities, as well as other programs related to earth science! Find the complete event schedule at
Eclipse Viewing Party from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Paynetown SRA, Swimming Beach
As prelude to the total eclipse in April 2024, we get to practice with a partial solar eclipse today! This partial eclipse will obscure about 45% of the Sun when it peaks at 1:02 p.m. (the eclipse period spans from 11:38 a.m. to 2:29 p.m.).
DROP BY our activity tables to grab a free pair of eclipse viewing glasses (while supplies last - $1 donation per pair appreciated!) and experiment with different ways to view the eclipse – like a sun spotter telescope, binoculars with solar filters, and a variety of pin hole cameras.
Don’t forget to bring chairs or a blanket so that you can spread out on the sand to enjoy the eclipse!
Eclipse Viewing Party
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  • Paynetown State Recreation Area
  • $1 donation appreciated