Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 7. It has been updated with additional information.
Many Seattleites are running down to Oregon on Monday, August 21 to catch the last total eclipse—when the moon completely obscures the sun—to grace the Northwest until 2044. Here at home, though, we’re experiencing about 92 percent of an eclipse, which will still be stunning to watch. The eclipse will peak at about 10:20 a.m.
There should be plenty of places to watch the partial eclipse—wherever you can see the sun at 10 a.m.—this map focuses on places holding eclipse-specific programming.
If you’re looking for a less curated experience, weather permitting, here’s what to look for in a viewing point: a view of the sun in the sky to the southeast. Think parks along the eastern edge of Lake Washington versus parks along the eastern edge of Puget Sound.
Another option: Ditch going outside altogether and watch one of many livestreams, including a few from NASA and another from CNN, plus many other places (including several Seattle Public Libraries, if you don’t want to stream alone).
Regardless of whether you watch on your own or with a group, make sure you’re watching the eclipse safely, either with ISO-certified eclipse glasses or another safe viewing method.
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