Review solar eclipse safety guidelines from Nasa here.

Join us for a viewing of the Solar Eclipse at Woodchase Park on Monday, April 8, from 12:30pm – 2:30pm. Bring a lunch to enjoy at the park. While you’re here, enjoy complimentary solar eclipse glasses (while supplies last), Eclipse flavored popsicles from Popston (free to the first 50 guests), a photo station, solar themed coloring sheets, lawn games and more!

Please note, the peak of the eclipse is scheduled for approx. 1:40pm.

This will be the last opportunity to see a Solar Eclipse from Houston until 2200

During the total solar eclipse on April 8th, a portion of North America will experience darkness as the Moon obstructs the Sun’s light for a brief period. Viewers from the park will see a view of close to 95% obscuration.

What is a total eclipse?

A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. People viewing the eclipse from locations where the Moon’s shadow completely covers the Sun – known as the path of totality – will experience a total solar eclipse. The sky will darken, as if it were dawn or dusk. Weather permitting, people along the path of totality will see the Sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere, which is usually obscured by the bright face of the Sun. This event provides scientists with a distinctive chance to examine the interactions between the Sun, Earth, and their atmospheres. Scientists both within and outside the path of totality will focus on studying the Sun’s outer atmosphere, known as the corona, and the effects of the eclipse on Earth’s atmosphere.

How do you safely view the eclipse?

It is never safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eye protection designed for solar viewing. Woodchase Park will provide a limited number of free view finders so guests can safely enjoy.

Review solar eclipse safety guidelines from Nasa here.