2017 Solar Eclipse in North Carolina

About the Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017 the entirety of North America will witness a total solar eclipse, a rare and exciting phenomenon where the moon orbits in front of the sun casting a shadow back onto Earth. The sky will go dark and it will feel like nighttime! NASA has gathered solar eclipse information and events happening around the country and DNCR has gathered a list of fun and educational events right here in North Carolina to view the eclipse with other spectators.

DNCR Solar Eclipse Events

Science Café: Day to Night and Back Again

NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Daily Planet Café
Thursday, August 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Jon Pishney; jonathan.pishney@naturalsciences.org; 919-707-8083
Cost: Free
Parking:  Free parking on street and surface lots.

International SUNday

NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Nature Research Center
Sunday, June 18, 12:30 – 4 p.m.
Contact: Jon Pishney; jonathan.pishney@naturalsciences.org; 919-707-8083
Cost: Free
Parking: Free parking on street and surface lots on weekends.

Total Eclipse Viewing Festival

Gorges State Park, Sapphire, NC—in the “Path of Totality”
Monday, August 21, 5:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m,
Contact: Trisha Riddle 828-966-9099
Cost: Free
Parking: Free and limited—arrive early