Moon Over Mississippi: Solar Eclipse 2017

Join WJTV 12 meteorologists Ken South, Griffin Hardy, and the WJTV 12 Mobile Weather Lab on Monday, August 21st from 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum to watch Solar Eclipse 2017. The first 500 people will receive FREE solar eclipse viewing glasses, courtesy of WJTV 12! Miss 103 will live-broadcast the event, and Smokey Bear will make a special appearance, assisted by the Mississippi Forestry Commission Outreach Team. iHeart Radio, the Mississippi Children’s Museum, the Mississippi Forestry Commission, and other organizations will be onsite with exhibitor booths, giveaway items, and more. Concessions will be available on the event field in front of the Sparkman Auditorium and at the General Store.

The moon will touch the sun’s edge beginning at 11:54 a.m.; peak viewing time for the solar eclipse will be 1:26 p.m. (when the moon will be closest to the center of the sun). Remember, the only safe way to look directly at a solar eclipse is through special solar filters, such as solar eclipse viewing glasses sold by reputable vendors.

When? : Monday, August 21st from 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where? : The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum

Cost? :

• Museum general admission: Children (3-18): $4 / Seniors: $4 / Adults: $5•    Museum group rate (10 or more): Children: $2 / Adults: $4

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