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Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing

April 8 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


If you want to enjoy the eclipse, but don’t want to drive into the path of totality, stop by the park instead to view the partial eclipse! We’re celebrating, observing, and admiring the eclipse from 2 PM – 4:30 PM on Monday, April 8. The peak of the eclipse will occur around 3:20 PM. In this free, family-friendly event we’ll be doing all kinds of activities. If crowd-sizes permit, we’ll look through our specially filtered solar telescopes directly at stages of the eclipse itself. We’ll even have eclipse glasses available while supplies last. Possible activities include making a solar projector, sun prints, and contributing to solar science by observing the sun. Activities will be available at set times throughout the event, options will be modified to suit crowd size. Stop by for a few minutes, or stay the whole time. This event will be held at the Night Sky Public viewing area on the north side of Route 44. No pets, please. Large crowds and sensitive equipment do not create a pet-friendly environment. For more information on the event and for a Google Maps pin of the location visit:


Here in north-central PA, we’re expected to have a 98%-covered sun. The moon will begin to cross the sun at around 2 PM, reaching a maximum coverage at around 3:20 PM. The sun will fully reemerge around 4:30 PM. The eclipse will not be visible if it is cloudy. Sunglasses alone aren’t enough to protect your eyes, make sure you wear certified safe eclipse glasses if you look directly at the eclipse. For updated info on cloud cover, check the Cherry Springs Clear Sky Chart for 48-hour forecasts of clouds and viewing conditions. Please keep early April weather in mind – bring layers! Questions? Email or call the park at 814-435-1037. For more information on the upcoming eclipse, visit for viewing tips and resources.


April 8
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Cherry Springs State Park
4551 Cherry Springs Rd
Galeton, PA 16922 United States
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