Solar eclipse of 2017

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Today is the day. Beginning about 1 p.m. and peaking at approximately 2:38 p.m., the Moon will pass between the Sun and the Earth. Professor of geography John Knox, who led the organization of a massive viewing opportunity at Stanford Stadum, explains.

 

 

Go to the stadium, or just get outside somewhere this afternoon for this very rare event. Some reminders:

-Viewing the eclipse directly without protective glasses may result in serious eye damage. 
-Please be sure to take proper precautions when viewing the eclipse. The American Astronomical Society’s recommendations for safely viewing the eclipse can be found at:  https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety. 
-There will be a limited number of protective glasses. They will be handed out by volunteers. Those who do not have protective glasses may view the eclipse on the Jumbotron. 
-Parking on campus is set up for a normal academic day. There is no designated parking for this event. The UGA Transit system will be running as usual. 
-All gates on the north side of the stadium from Gate 2 to Gate 4 will be open at 1 p.m.
-Guests are permitted to bring their own water bottles and backpacks. 
-Restrooms will be open and ready.
-Concession stands at Section 109-110 will have fountain drinks, bottled water and packaged snacks. 
-Water fountains are available throughout Reed Plaza and the north side of the stadium.
-The east end zone will be available for ADA seating.
-Three beverage portables with bottled water will be available at the top of section 102, 104-105 and 106-107.
-This is a regular academic and work day; class and work schedules are ongoing as normal.