On Thursday, March 16, Naturalist Eugene Vale will be returning to talk about the spectacular total solar eclipse that will be covering our area this coming August 21. What will you need to safely experience the beauty of the moon's shadow? What makes an eclipse happen? A flyer is attached: bring friends and inquisitve youngsters to this informative presentation, sure to dazzle us all.
Join us as speaker Eugene Vale presents
A Dark Day in August! Date and time: March 16 Social and refreshments at 6:30, Program begins at 7:00 PM
Place: Methodist Church, Farmington (enter via east rear door on North Street)
Free and open to the public
This summer, on August 21st, the first total solar eclipse to visit Missouri in 148 years will occur. Missouri State Park Naturalist Eugene Vale knows a lot about solar eclipses and he can make astronomical events understood by all of us! Learn about the significance of the August 21st even and how the interactions of the earth, sun and moon cause solar and lunar eclipses. Discover some amazing facts about historically significant eclipses and future eclipses. This is a program that’s sure to educate, entertain, and encaptivate us all!
Upcoming Calendar of Solar eclipses at Farmington, Missouri
Aug. 21, 2017—Total maximum @ 1:18:49 pm
Oct. 14, 2023—Partial 56.1% @ 11:57:20 am
April 8, 2024—Total maximum @ 1:59:28 pm
And some upcoming Lunar eclipses at Farmington, Missouri Feb. 10, 2017—Penumbral (don’t bother) max. @ 6:44 pm Jan. 31, 2018—Total @ 6:51 am still going on at moonset (7:09 am)