21 August 2017: The Great UCLA Eclipse


Be sure to join us on Monday the 21st of August 2017 from 9:30AM to 11:30AM for ‘The Great UCLA Eclipse’ at UCLA’s Court of Sciences. A partial Solar Eclipse (~60 percent coverage) will be visible at UCLA and we would like to showcase exceptional research and our collaboration between Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, Astronomy Live! and The Optical Society (UCLA Chapter).

Solar telescopes will be set up (weather permitting) for you to get to safely see this eclipse. FREE, FUN and open to the public! 300 Solar Eclipse glasses will be given away, first come, first served to the public as well!

Stay tuned to this page for more details, and be sure to use hashtag #UCLAeclipse on your social media!

Local times for eclipse in Los Angeles on Monday, August 21, 2017

Event Time in Los Angeles Direction Altitude Comments
Partial Eclipse begins Aug 21 at 9:05:42 am 98°East 33.4° The Moon touches the Sun’s edge.
Maximum Eclipse Aug 21 at 10:21:10 am 113°East-southeast 48.4° Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Partial Eclipse ends Aug 21 at 11:44:44 am 140°Southeast 62.5° The Moon leaves the Sun’s edge.
Times are local for Los Angeles (PDT – Pacific Daylight Time).




Image Credit: GreatAmericanEclipse.com

Media Contacts:

Emmanuel Masongsong: emasongsong@igpp.ucla.edu (EPSS)
Xinnan Du: xinnandu@gmail.com (Astronomy Live!)
Jacky Chan: jckchan@ucla.edu (Optical Society of America)
Dr. Marco Velli: mvelli@ucla.edu (Parker Solar Probe Observatory Scientist)
Dr. Vassilis Angelopoulos: vassilis@ucla.edu (Principal Investigator of NASA’s Electron Losses and Fields Investigation [ELFIN])
Dr. Ed Young: eyoung@epss.ucla.edu (Professor of Cosmochemistry)
Dr. Jean-Luc Margot: jlm@epss.ucla.edu (Professor and Chair of UCLA’s EPSS Department)
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