Solar Eclipse Viewing - Mendocino Headlands SP
Park: Mendocino Headlands SP
View the partial solar eclipse. California State Parks, the Mendocino Area Parks Association and Out Of This World will host a solar eclipse viewing on May 20. Solar telescopes and safe solar shades will be provided by Out Of This World to safely view the eclipse. The eclipse is referred to as an annular, or ring eclipse. The moon won’t cover the entire solar disc, as it does during a total eclipse. In areas better situated for this event, at maximum there is a circle, or ring of sunlight that surrounds the moon. Here on the Mendocino Coast, the effect will be partial, roughly 90%, showing a good chunk of the sun covered during the peak. The event for coastal viewers starts at about 5:15pm. Our deepest eclipse occurs around 6:32, lasting only a few minutes. The eclipse ends on the Mendocino Coast at about 7:40pm. Cloudy skies will cancel this event. Remember to never look directly at the sun, even during an eclipse. You can damage your eyesight. Meet behind the Ford House Visitor Center a 735 Main St, Mendocino.
For more information, call Fred Andrews at 707-961-0471, Out Of This World at 707-937-3335 or the Ford House at 707-937-5397.
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