A once in a lifetime coast to coast total solar eclipse will sweep across the nation on August 21! If you live here in Bucks County or are visiting during this historic eclipse, you need to know where and when some of the best ways to view this event in Bucks County. Here are some ideas to help you make the most of this event.
Just a reminder that you must not view the eclipse with the naked eye. You MUST invest in the proper eye ware from a reputable manufacturer. To check if your gear is safe to view the solar eclipse in Bucks County, click here.
Staying in Upper Bucks County? You'll want to plan to view the eclipse between 1:20 p.m. and 4 p.m. In Quakertown the eclipse will be at the max viewing phase at approximately 2:43 in the afternoon. If you're spending the day in Central Bucks County, make sure you head outside with the proper gear around 2:39 in the afternoon. In Bensalem, the ideal viewing time will be at approximately 2:44 p.m.
Celebrate the occasion with others! The following Bucks County attractions are holding special events open to the public.
Eclipse Across America: Viewing Party in Bristol
The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library invites you to join the 2017 Eclipse Across America at an all-ages Eclipse Viewing Party, rain or shine! View the eclipse safely with provided solar viewing glasses and enjoy various activities, games, crafts and snacks. Watch a live stream of the eclipse via the NASA TV Channel on the library smart board.
Solar Eclipse Tubing in Point Pleasant
Enjoy a deluxe tube, delicious hot dog, sunscreen, sunglasses and commemorative 2017 eclipse pin with this special tubing package from Bucks County River Country! Note: the sunglasses are a souvenir and should not be used to look directly at the sun or eclipse. Life jackets are also available and mandatory for persons under age 13.
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party in Newtown
Bucks County Community College invites the public to a free viewing party to watch the total solar eclipse at the Newtown campus on Swamp Road with science professors on hand to answer questions. Special glasses and snacks will be provided. The solar eclipse will begin at 1:21 p.m., peak around 2:44 p.m. and continue until 4 p.m.