Partial Eclipse of the Sun

Turnaround Bright Eyes! You won't want to miss this! 

Edmonton will be able view a Partial Eclipse of the Sun on Monday, August 21, at 10:24 a.m.

All of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun on the morning of August 21. 

For us, in Edmonton, we'll still see a partial solar eclipse, where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. While it might not be a total eclipse, the visible partial solar eclipse will still be just as brilliant. 

For those within the path of totality, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere (the corona) they will see a total solar eclipse! This path will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

Don't miss out on the chance to experience one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights! 

How to Safely View a Partial Solar Eclipse

Want to learn more about the solar eclipse? 

Catch a special showing of A Journey into the Dark: Eclipses & Transits at 10:00 a.m. in the Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre planetarium. 

And then, see the real thing for yourself!*

Join us at the RASC Observatory, beginning at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to experience the partial solar eclipse together! We will have telescopes set up for public viewing. 

  • Partial eclipse begins at 10:24 a.m.
  • Maximum eclipse at 11:35 a.m.  
    68.4% of the Sun’s area will be obscured by Moon.
  • Partial eclipse ends at 12:49 p.m.

*Clear skies permitting.