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Greater Napanee Eclipse Viewing

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Join us on Monday, April 8th, 2024, from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm to view the solar eclipse passing through our region. Greater Napanee will experience 100% totality, that is, complete coverage of the sun.

The partial phase of the eclipse will begin at 2:08 pm and the totality phase will start at 3:22 pm lasting for 2 minutes 24 seconds.

Location: Strathcona Paper Centre Soccer Field – 16 McPherson Drive

The School House Band will be performing from 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm. Residents are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and ISO-Certified glasses for the event.

Big D’s Canteen will be open during the event to purchase food and beverages.

A limited number of ISO-Certified glasses will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the event on April 8th.

What is a Total Solar Eclipse?

This is when the moon completely covers the sun. These two celestial objects appear to be the same size in the sky and when they happen to line up just right, the moon blocks the sun’s disc entirely in a very rare event called a total solar eclipse.


Total solar eclipses are widely regarded as one of the most breathtaking and amazing phenomena that you can observe; however, proper eye protection is needed. Viewing a solar eclipse without eye protection may cause serious permanent eye damage. We strongly advise that anyone planning to view the eclipse do so through special eclipse glasses, No. 14 welding glass, or specialized solar filters for use in telescopes and other optical viewing aids. These specialized protective aids allow you to look directly at the sun before and after totality. The only time you can ever safely view the total solar eclipse without eye protection is during the totality phase, which is only a very brief moment when the moon completely covers the sun.

The Town of Greater Napanee wishes everyone viewing the event to have fun, but to do so while taking the proper safety precautions to protect their eyes. For more information on solar eclipse safety, visit the NASA 2017 Eclipse Safety Page (the same safety information is still relevant for the upcoming 2024 eclipse).


April 8
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Strathcona Paper Centre
16 McPherson Drive
Napanee, K73 3L1
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Town of Greater Napanee
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