On Monday, August 21, the moon will pass between the earth and the sun for the first total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States in more than three decades. A total eclipse will be visible from 14 states and partially visible for most of the country.
WPGC’s own Sunni and the City will be there — along with WUSA 9’s Tenacious Topper Shutt, Melissa Nord and Howard Bernstein — to teach attendees about the science behind a solar eclipse. Great Day Washington will be also on hand for the festivities.
The eclipse is set to begin at approximately 2:20 p.m. and reach its maximum at around 2:45, but you’ll want to get there early. WUSA 9 is handing out ISO-certified solar eclipse glasses to the first 600 attendees. (Attendees will be asked to sign a waiver before receiving glasses to view the eclipse.)
Learn more about solar eclipses here, and check out three things to know about viewing the eclipse in D.C. below.
Note: parking is limited at the College Park Aviation Campus. You can take Metro’s Green Line to the College Park Station. It’s only a 10-minute walk away! You can also park your car at the metro station for $5.25 (SmarTrip card only) or in one of the metered hourly spots ($1 per hour, quarters only).
RSVP for the free event on Facebook. See you there!