Where to watch next week’s solar eclipse in the Bay Area


(KRON) – The world shall be experiencing a complete eclipse on April 8. According to researchers, this is perhaps the final one the U.S. will see till 2044. The eclipse will arc throughout Mexico, the United States, and Canada, and people in its 115-mile-wide path will expertise considered one of nature’s awe-inspiring phenomena: when the moon fully covers the solar’s disc. 

Here’s the place you may get the finest viewing expertise of the uncommon eclipse on Monday (with out burning off your eyes).

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This 12 months, San Francisco’s Exploratorium shall be on-site in Junction, Texas and Torreón, Mexico, the place it can livestream photographs of all phases of the solar eclipse starting at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST), all without cost. The eclipse’s totality is about for 11:17 a.m. in Torreón and 11:32 a.m. in Junction.

Photo Courtesy: San Francisco Exploratorium

While San Francisco is just not in the path of totality, the metropolis will nonetheless get to expertise a partial eclipse. The Exploratorium will host an eclipse watch get together at Pier 15 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Monday, the place guests will get a free pair of solar viewing glasses and be supplied hour-long academic applications in English and Spanish.

Live streams from Texas and Mexico shall be screened all through the complete museum, the Exploratorium mentioned. 

“Total solar eclipses are awe-inspiring natural events, but not everyone gets a chance to see one in person, which is why we make such a big effort to help people experience them virtually,” mentioned Rob Semper, Chief Learning Officer at the Exploratorium. “Sharing these extraordinary events and the celestial mechanics behind them is a wonderful part of our mission to make science accessible to everyone, everywhere.”

The Exploratorium has been bringing eclipses to the public since 1998. It was the first museum to webcast eclipse photographs from a telescope 25 years in the past. Since then, they’ve partnered with NASA on eclipse expeditions round the world, from Turkey and China to distant Zambia and Micronesia.


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