Solar Eclipse Information

On Monday, April 8, a partial solar eclipse will occur when the moon passes directly between Earth and the sun, momentarily casting a shadow and blocking the sun's light, creating a breathtaking celestial phenomenon.

Due to the imperfect orbit of the moon and our position on Earth with regards to that orbit, Martin County will not experience a "totality" like other parts of the country.

Martin County can expect to see approximately 51% coverage of the sun.

There will not be another total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. until 2045.

Weather permitting, the partial solar eclipse will occur in Martin County beginning at 1:48 p.m.

The deepest point of the eclipse will begin at approximately 3:03 p.m. and will end at roughly 4:16 p.m.

Because some part of the sun will be showing during most of the eclipse, the eclipse should only be viewed using approved methods and not with the naked eye.

It is never safe to look directly at the sun. Regular glasses, swimming goggles, and most camera filters are also NOT safe for looking directly at the sun.

Only certified solar viewing glasses marked ISO 12312-2 certified are approved for viewing the partial solar eclipse.

The partial solar eclipse can be viewed online here: Watch Live Solar Eclipse Broadcasts | Exploratorium| Exploratorium