On Monday, August 21st, 2017, North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. On the path of totality, one can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse.
The path of totality, where the moon completely covers the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, makes landfall in Oregon and proceeds eastward along a narrow path to the east coast of South Carolina.
Observers across all of Canada will see the Moon cover up a portion of the Sun – a partial eclipse. Here on the Sunshine Coast we will still see the partial solar eclipse with the moon covering up to approximately 86% of the sun’s disk. The eclipse will be visible between 09:10 am and 11:37 with the maximum eclipse occurring at 10:21 am.
On the day of the eclipse, August 21st, the Sunshine Coast RASC Centre is planning safe public observing with solar telescopes and binoculars on the sea wall at Davis Bay starting at 08:30am. see our Public Events page for more details.
To view or download our information leaflet on the eclipse, please click here.
Credit: RASC and NASA