Wondering where can you watch the solar eclipse in Traverse City? I remember watching it when I was seven. It was a big deal, but I had no clue that the sun could hurt your eyes if you were not careful. I’m the crazy mom contemplating a day inside with my kids even though it’s beautiful outside and I know summer is winding down. So, where can I take my kids to safely watch the solar eclipse? Thankfully, there are some great local events!
Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Traverse City
Traverse Area District Library is hosting an Eclipse Live Stream that’s coming straight from NASA and is a great option to watch the solar eclipse in Traverse City. I mean, they have the best view, right? Head over to the location on Woodmere today at 4:00 p.m.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is hosting a Solar Eclipse Viewing Event today from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. If you want to watch the solar eclipse in Traverse City, head to TADL, otherwise head to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore! Here are the details: “Join park rangers and astronomers from the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) on Monday, August 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Dechow farm in the National Lakeshore’s Port Oneida Rural Historic District to experience the Great American Total Eclipse. At the National Lakeshore, the eclipse will start at 12:57 p.m. and end at 3:39 p.m. Maximum solar coverage of 75.26% will occur at 2:19 p.m.” Check out the full event details on their Facebook event page!
Leland Township Public Library is also hosting a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party today from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m! Leland is about a 35-minute drive, but would be a great option to watch the solar eclipse in Traverse City. Here are the details: “Bring a lawn chair, picnic blanket, and snacks and join us to view the Great American (Partial) Eclipse. We will have solar eclipse glasses on hand, while supplies last, and will be live-streaming NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration‘s feed of the total eclipse in the Munnecke Room.” Check out the full event details on their Facebook event page!