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Annular Eclipse Viewing Party

10:30a to 1:30p
Sat, October 14, 2023
Emily Byrd
(361) 645-3405

See the "Ring of Fire" through a telescope with a specialized solar filter and learn all about how eclipses work!

Goliad State Park is in the path of the annular eclipse as it passes across Texas. The moon will appear just smaller than the sun as the moon slides in between the earth and sun, and a "ring of fire" will be visible as all but the outer edges of the sun are blocked by the moon. Join us as we talk about different kinds of eclipses, why they occur, and how eclipses have been explained by different cultures throughout history. 

We will have a telescope set up with a specialized solar filter for safe eclipse viewing in the picnic area. A limited number of solar glasses will be available for purchase ($2.95+tax) at park headquarters.

What to bring: Solar glasses if you have them, chairs and/or blankets, snacks, water, sunscreen, bug repellent

Please note: Multiple pairs of sunglasses stacked together is not adequate eye protection for eclipse viewing!

Where to go: Visit headquarters, obtain a park pass ($4 per person, free for kids 12 & under), then park in the picnic area parking lot. Campers are encouraged to walk from their site to reduce vehicle traffic. Earlier is best!

The eclipse will peak at 11:55-11:58am. The eclipse will begin at 10:25am and end at 1:36pm. Please plan on arriving early as parking and space will be limited. It may take longer than expected to get parked and settled.