SALT LAKE CITY – Even though Utah’s not the best spot to see the solar eclipse on August 21, there are viewing parties where Utahns can witness a partial eclipse throughout the day.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, people in Utah will 91 percent of the sun blocked in the eclipse.
“The total eclipse is what the fuss is all about,” Seth Jarvis, director of the Clark Planetarium tells Tribune reporter Sheena McFarland. “Here in Utah there will be a very attractive deep partial, but people need to be calibrating their expectations.”
5 Places To Watch The Solar Eclipse In Utah
1. Library Plaza, University of Utah
Go to the J. Willard Marriott Library at the U. from 10 a.m. to noon for giveaways and free eclipse viewers.
2. Olympic Snowflake Fountains, The Gateway
Thanks to volunteers with the Clark Planetarium, you can get a pinhole viewer to watch the eclipse. Runs 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
3. Salt Lake County Library Locations
Kids can enjoy crafts, stories and more. Check your local library for specific times.
4. The King’s English Bookshop
Make your own pinhole viewer for the eclipse at this free event in Salt Lake City. Starts at 10:15 a.m. at 1500 E. 1511 S.
Eclipse viewers will be sold at this event, and gondola rides are extra. Runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.