Date: Aug 31, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm
Market Square - Belleville
Partial Eclipse of the Sun
This public announcement comes with a warning:
Do not look directly at the sun with your eyes, binoculars or telescope! You can permanently damage your eyes with even the briefest glance.
On Monday August 21st , a rare celestial event will be visible from Belleville.
The Moon will pass between the earth and the Sun, blocking up to 70% of its light over the Quinte area.
Eclipse begins: 1:10 p.m. | Eclipse maximum: 2:32 p.m. | Eclipse ends: 3:49 p.m.
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is hosting a number of public viewing sessions across Canada, with the Belleville Centre offering a safe way to see this rare event at the Market Square in Belleville.
They will have specially designed telescopes and filtered glasses so that you will be able to see this unique event safely. As always, however, solar observing is weather permitting.
Drop by Market Square behind City Hall in Belleville to safely catch this astronomical event on Monday between 1:15 pm and 3:45 pm
If you are unable to attend Market Square, visit the Belleville Centre website at rascbelleville.ca for instructions on how to make a pinhole viewer to safely observe the eclipse from your own back yard.