On August 21, 2017, Oklahoma will experience a partial solar eclipse that is part of “The Great American Solar Eclipse.” Although Oklahoma will be just outside of the path of totality, we will still experience approximately an 87 percent obscuration of the sun. There will be several viewing parties and events set up across the state where you can gaze upon this astronomical event. The best time to see the eclipse will be between 11:37am and 2:34pm with the maximum peak view at 1:05pm in Oklahoma City and 1:08pm in Tulsa. Here’s 6 places to check out for viewing this big event:

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Check with your local library or planetarium for additional solar eclipse viewing activities and parties. If you know of more events not on this list, please mention them in the comments section.

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