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Countdown To Solar Eclipse

The Annular Solar Eclipse is this Sunday, May 20th! Are you ready?!

The eclipse will be view-able from most places in Utah, but the best spot is in a small, Southern Utah town called Kanarraville. People from Arizona, California, Oregon and all over the United States to view the eclipse in its prime viewing spot of Kanarraville.

Here are a few ways to prepare your family for this rare event:

clark planetariumVisit the Clark Planetarium
Entrance is free, and they have a great display telling you all about eclipses. Make sure you learn about annular eclipses, as this is what we will be experiencing on Sunday.

Prepare your eyes
The Clark Planetarium has solar viewing glasses for only $2. This is the best and easiest way to watch the eclipse.

Pinhole Projector
This is a fun family project to get ready and excited for the eclipse. The Clark Planetarium has information on their website of how to make it.

The Salt Lake Astronomical Society also has valuable information, and will be in Southern Utah for this great event.

Read more about the Solar Eclipse in Utah May 20th 2012.

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  1. rachellehughes 05/18/2012 at 12:50 pm

    I will be there probably on my front lawn in Cedar City. There are rumored to be 40,000 descending on the tiny town of Kanarraville. Will be watching with my solar eclipse glasses courtesy of the Iron County Tourism Bureau.