DECATUR — Planning to watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse? Share the experience by coming to an eclipse viewing event at Georgia State University’s Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur, Ga.
Date: Monday, Aug. 21
Time: 1-2:40 p.m.
Location: Decatur Campus, Quad between the SA, SB and SC buildings.
Giveaways? Free pairs of solar eclipse glasses to view the event.
What you’ll see: The moon will appear to cover the sun. In Decatur, observers are expected to see 97 percent totality, meaning 97 percent of the sun will be covered.
What you’ll experience: Birds, insects and other animals are expected to quiet down as if night is approaching.
The special moment: The approximate time of 97 percent totality is expected to be 2:38 p.m.
The last time: The United States last experienced a full solar eclipse 99 years ago on June 8, 1918.
Need more info? Contact Susannah Lomant.