Edit ModuleShow Tags

5 Places to Watch the Solar Eclipse in San Diego

But safety first — don’t forget your eclipse viewing glasses!


Published:

The "Great American Solar Eclipse" is happening on August 21.

The U.S. has eclipse fever, and it’s contagious! This Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will cross the country in what National Geographic is calling "the most amazing celestial disappearing act seen [in North America] since 1979." In San Diego, a partial eclipse will be visible from roughly 9 a.m. to noon, with the maximum point of visibility happening at 10:23 a.m. (That is, unless it’s blocked by a lingering marine layer.)

San Diego is out of the path for a total eclipse, but it's still extremely important to view it safely. Follow these guidelines from NASA to avoid permanently damaging your eyes.

Still not sure where to view the eclipse? The following San Diego locations are hosting viewing parties, workshops, and more. But bring your own eclipse glasses – supplies are already low for the astronomy event of the year.
 

Fleet Science Center

The Fleet is hosting a Great American Eclipse 2017 viewing party, starting at 9 a.m. on Monday. The event is free, outdoor, and open to all ages — but get there early. The Fleet has already sold out of its thousands of eclipse glasses, which could be an indicator that it will be a busy morning in Balboa Park.
 

A Library

Dozens of library locations around the county are partaking in Sky Party @ The Library, a family-friendly viewing event that includes scavenger hunts and story time. BYO eclipse glasses, since supplies are limited or no longer available. Find a participating location here.
 

Oceanside Photo and Telescope

The North County telescope retailer will have 10 solar telescopes set up in its parking lot, and anyone’s welcome to come use them for free. But, again — bring your own eclipse glasses, as OPT’s supply is already sold out.
 

Children’s Discovery Museum

Starting at 10 a.m., the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido is hosting a Solar Eclipse Workshop in its outdoor art studio, where kids can learn about the phenomenon. While it’s not a viewing party, you can still bring your own viewing glasses to watch the eclipse, which will be reaching its peak during the workshop.
 

NASA Live Stream

If you can’t make it to a viewing event — or simply prefer watching it from the safety of your own home — NASA TV is live-streaming a four-hour eclipse show from multiple locations across the country.  

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Scripps Doc Off the Clock

Carlos Quiros, MD, has rebuilt a 1965 Mustang from the ground up

New Looks for a New Year

Get your wardrobe 2019-ready with these stylists’ tips and tricks

What’s Open and Closed in San Diego During the Government Shutdown

What to expect when you’re expecting the government shutdown to continue
Edit Module

Subscribe to the Blog

 
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

9 Questions Answered about Botox

Avalon Laser demystifies Botox myths and explains procedures

Win Tickets to the 41st Annual SDCCU Holiday Bowl

This year’s Utah vs. Northwestern match-up marks the Holiday Bowl’s second straight paring of teams that are ranked nationally in the top 25
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. San Diego Magazine's Travel Awards 2019
    Cast your vote now for your favorite hotels, travel companies, and attractions
  2. Best Restaurants in San Diego: 2018
    San Diego's top restaurant owners, chefs, and bartenders name their favorite San Diego restaurants of 2018.
  3. Winter is Waiting in Montana’s Yellowstone Country
    Win a trip for two that includes roundtrip airfare from Long Beach and a stay at the Element by Westin in Bozeman, Montana
  4. Behind the Brands 2019
  5. First Look: Realm of 52 Remedies
    Wildly imaginative speakeasy cements the arrival of design to San Diego’s Asian food haven
  6. The Women Who Revolutionized San Diego's Food Scene
    A discussion with six iconic San Diego chefs and restauranteurs who helped make our culinary landscape what it is today
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module