Witness the once in a lifetime solar eclipse phenomenon on August 21

August 16, 2017

On Monday, August 21, Lees-McRae will hold a solar eclipse viewing party open to all students, faculty, staff and the local community on the front lawn of Tate Residence Hall.

From 12:30–4 p.m., with peak viewing time from 2–3 p.m., attendees can witness the first North American total solar eclipse since February 26, 1979.

The first 250 attendees will be provided a free pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses.

Even though Banner Elk, North Carolina, is not in the direct path of the total solar eclipse, viewers can watch a partial solar eclipse, with 96.6 percent coverage, at a peak time of 2:38 p.m. 

Media Contact:

Nina Mastandrea  |  Content Manager
Tel: 828.898.8729  |  Email: mastandrean@lmc.edu