Solar eclipses capture the imagination of us all. We invite you to join Parker Solar Probe in experiencing this wondrous, unique event in our solar system by holding your own eclipse party! These parties are a fun way to share the excitement of an eclipse with schools, community groups and the general public. With a little bit of planning and promotion, you have the opportunity to involve your friends, family, students or any number of community groups.
On Oct. 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. Visible in parts of the United States, Mexico, and many countries in South and Central America, millions of people in the Western Hemisphere can experience this eclipse. Learn more »
Even if you are not in the path of annularity – the areas that can see the eclipse in full effect – you can still have a great time. Center your eclipse party around actual visual observations on the day of the eclipse (if any part of the umbraUmbra: The umbra is the inner part of the Moon’s shadow. During a total solar eclipse, the umbra’s path across Earth’s surface is what creates the path of totality. Observers inside the path of totality can see the Moon completely block the Sun’s face. or penumbralPenumbral: The penumbra is the outer part of the Moon’s shadow. During a solar eclipse, observers in the penumbra will see a partial eclipse, and the Sun will not be completely blocked by the Moon. shadow passes over your area) or rely on remote transmissions of the eclipse from someone along the path of annularity. Keep checking this site for information on live events, including webcast telescopic observations and talks from scientists and engineers.
In this kit you will find suggested guidelines, activities and decorations to make your event fun for all ages. Everything you need to host a great party and join in the fun is right here at your fingertips.