Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

Solar eclipses happen every year, but it’s been a while since the people of Acadiana have seen a nice one. That ends August 21 (if the weather cooperates, of course)! Although the eclipse will be partial in Acadiana, it will be total in some other parts of the country, the first total eclipse visible anywhere in the continental United States since 1979.

We've created some handy guides to explain solar eclipses, how to safely observe them, and even how to make your own Solar Eclipse Viewer:

Solar Eclipse: The Basics

Solar Eclipse: Observing Safely

Solar Eclipse: Make Your Own Viewer