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Eclipse Viewing Tips

As if Asheville doesn’t have enough summer activities, this year we are adding a total solar eclipse to the mix! For the first time since 1979, a total solar eclipse will occur on US soil! On August 21st from the U.S. will be treated to a rare total solar eclipse, and while Asheville falls outside of the the 71 mile range of viewing the total eclipse, there will still be plenty to see! 

Here are some tips on viewing the eclipse: 

1. For the best views, you’ll want to be in the “Path of Totality”. While Asheville is close, we do fall outside of the path. Check out this map for details on where the Path of Totality falls.

2. To safely view the eclipse, make sure you have a pair of solar eclipse glasses!

3. There are multiple stages of the eclipse so be sure to study up with your family before heading out!


Be safe and have fun!