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Celebrate solar eclipse at Disc Golf Shelter

Aug 07, 2017

Join the Henry County Conservation Department at Disc Golf Shelter to celebrate the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

A solar eclipse is a lineup of the sun, moon and earth during a New Moon phase. The moon will cast a shadow on earth when it is directly between the sun and earth. Although you can only see the partial eclipse in southeast Iowa, this is the first total solar eclipse in four decades that will be visible in the U.S.

This year will mark the first time in 99 years a total solar eclipse can be seen from the west to the east coast.

The Henry County Conservation Department will have activities and solar glasses for the event at the Disc Golf Shelter on Oakland Mills Road at 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 21. The partial eclipse seen from Henry County will peak at 1:08 p.m.

This is a free event. You may preregister at mycountyparks.com.

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