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Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Join us in the observatory to view this once-in-a-lifetime event!
Provided skies are clear on the afternoon of Monday, August 21, all of the continental United States will be treated to a solar eclipse. Observers who can manage to place themselves under a 70 mile-wide band stretching from northern coastal Oregon, southward through the central United States, to the central coast of South Carolina will experience the wonder of a total eclipse. Observers in other areas of the US will see the sun blocked out by the moon to varying degrees. Here in northeast Ohio we’ll witness a partial solar eclipse, with about 80% of the sun obscured by the moon at maximum eclipse.
The Museum’s Ralph Mueller Observatory will be open for viewing the eclipse on Monday, August 21 from 1 to 4pm, weather permitting. We’ll observe the sun by projecting an image onto a screen through the Museum’s 3½ inch finder telescope. We will also have safe viewing glasses on hand for visitors’ use. Entrance to Ralph Mueller Observatory is included with general admission.
For more information about the eclipse, visit cmnh.org/calendar/eclipse-family-day