On Monday August 21, 2017 a partial solar eclipse will be visible from Hamilton and surrounding areas. This is a wonderful opportunity to see a rare and spectacular natural event. The eclipse will last over 2½ hours, changing in appearance throughout that time, with the greatest amount of the Sun being eclipsed at 2:31 pm. At that time about 76% of the Sun will be blocked.
The Hamilton Amateur Astronomers will be at T.B. McQuestion Park between 12:00 – 4:00pm for the whole event. The eclipse itself will occur at the following times:
Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:09 pm
Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:31 pm
Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 3:49 pm
Duration: 2 hours, 40 minutes
1199 Upper Wentworth St.
Hamilton @ 12:30 – 4:00pm
Subject to weather conditions.
Solar Viewing Glasses:
Solar eclipse glasses available at this event but please note that glasses are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Important Safety Note:
Looking directly at the sun can cause permanent eye damage or blindness. Extreme caution must always be taken. Always use adequate eye protection such as eclipse glasses designed for such a purpose. Do not use homemade filters such as exposed photographic film, smoked glass or welding goggles. With commonly available eclipse glasses this spectacular event can be viewed safely and enjoyed by the whole family.
Food Share Donations:
Donations of non-perishable food for the Hamilton Food Share program will be collected at this event. All donations are gratefully accepted and thanks to your generosity we’ve collected thousands of pounds of food since we began. Let’s keep up the great work as the need continues.
Further Event Details
Photo Credit: Partial Solar Eclipse 2014, John Gauvreau