Here Are 6 Eclipse Parties In Oklahoma Perfect For Viewing The Big Event

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:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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.