5 Places In Utah To Watch The Solar Eclipse On Aug. 21, 2017

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

Eclipse Viewing 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.

More info here.


2. Olympic Snowflake Fountains, The Gateway

Eclipse Viewing Party Salt Lake City 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.

More info here.


3. Salt Lake County Library Locations

Kids can enjoy crafts, stories and more. Check your local library for specific times.

More info here.


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.

More info here.


5. Snowbasin

Eclipse viewers will be sold at this event, and gondola rides are extra. Runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More info here.