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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party @ Meadowbrook

April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT


Poster for the 2024 North American Solar Eclipse

Trying to find a good viewing spot for the 2024 solar eclipse? Want to avoid the crowds headed south? Northwest Indiana will still see a 96% cover, near-total solar eclipse this day. Celebrate this celestial phenomenon at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve!
At 1:30 Central Time, we will gather near the pavilion at Meadowbrook and learn about how solar eclipses happen and some of the history and traditions surrounding eclipses. Around 2:02 pm Central Time, the moon will cross visual paths with the sun for a total solar eclipse. 
This is a viewing party—we encourage you to dress up and wear your sun & moon-themed attire. The eclipse will be noticeable from about 12:50pm to 3:20 pm CT, so stop by anytime to celebrate and view the eclipse. ISO certified glasses will be provided (while supplies last)!
We will also have a variety of eclipse activities and will look for distorted shadows cast by the eclipsed sun along the trail. We will also raffle off a 2024 eclipse poster (shown on the left).
Most activities will take place in the pavilion for the best view of the eclipse. Some guided talks may occur along the ½ mile accessible trail of flat, compacted gravel. This trail connects to the rest of the Meadowbrook trail complex which varies in terrain from gravel and dirty paths with some moderate inclines and stairs.


April 8
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT


Meadowbrook Nature Preserve
109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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