On Monday, August 21st, portions of the United States will have the opportunity to view the Solar Eclipse for the first time since 1979. According to NASA, after Monday’s Solar Eclipse, the next one to pass through the U.S. will not be until 2023.
After the August 2017 total solar eclipse, the next annular solar eclipse that can be seen in the continental United States will be on October 14, 2023 which will be visible from Northern California to Florida. – NASA.gov
We are in luck in Norristown because we will have the opportunity to see part of the solar eclipse on Monday. So the next question is where the best place to view the partial solar eclipse is?
The historic Selma Mansion and Norristown Preservation Society are hosting a viewing of the partial solar eclipse on their property located at 1301 W. Airy Street in the West End. Selma Mansion is one of the highest points in Norristown. Details from the Society’s Facebook event are below:
Come view the partial solar eclipse from Norristown’s highest point–Selma Mansion! We’ll have safe cardboard viewers for you to use–no looking into the sun. Bring the kids and give them a once in a decade experience. FREE event. The eclipse here will be about 80% full, with the maximum occurring at about 2:43 pm. Sunny day event only. Don’t come out if it’s cloudy. Meet in front of the Mansion.
The Norristown Preservation Society also shared information on how to make a viewer to see the eclipse without damaging your eyes. FYI – It is never recommended to look directly into the sun! Find more information at this link.
Join NPS at Selma Mansion on Monday, August 21st from 2 – 3 PM! For more details, visit NPS on Facebook.