See the highly anticipated Solar Eclipse here in Fairfield/Suisun!
The Solano Land Trust will host an eclipse viewing Aug. 21 at Rush Ranch on Grizzly Island Road. The event, part of the Rush Ranch Stargazing program of 2017, will begin at 9 a.m. with partial eclipse viewing. The maximum eclipse time is at 10:17 a.m. Telescopes and binoculars will be available for public viewing along with other safe viewing aids. Astronomy enthusiast Jon Pannier will be on hand to answer questions and show the safe way to view the eclipse.
Personal scopes and binoculars are welcome. All ages are invited to attend. The gathering will go on until around noon. From there, visitors are welcome to explore Rush Ranch. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy or walk the trails!
On Monday, August 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.
Learn more: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-who-what-where-when-and-how