Cool Places to Watch the Eclipse in Shreveport Bossier
The solar eclipse is set to happen on Monday, August 21st across the world. Quite a few local groups are hosting eclipse parties.
Several branches of Shreve Memorial Library will have watch parties. You'll be able to get a free pair of eclipse viewing glasses at these branches:
David Raines Branch, West Shreveport on Pines Road, Hosston, North Shreveport and the Broadmoor Branch.
At Broadmoor, they are hosting an All-American Eclipse Viewing Party. You can meet on the front lawn of the library at 1 p.m. to get your glasses (while they last) and view the eclipse. The best time to view it in our area is 1:17 p.m.
This is the first American total solar eclipse in 38 years.
Twisted Root Burger in Bossier City is also holding a party. During the eclipse (11:46am-2:46pm) the burger joint will give out complimentary glasses (while supplies last) so you can safely look at the sun and take home as a remembrance of the day.
The Remington Hotel in Downtown Shreveport is also hosting a party. It will be held on the rooftop of the hotel. This event will also include live music, food and drinks.
Sci-port is hosting a week of solar eclipse programming including a rotation station and celestial conga. Get a full list of the week's events right here.
Here are some safety tips you need to know about:
- Never look at the Sun directly without protective eye gear. Even sunglasses cannot protect your eyes from the damage the Sun's rays can do to them.
- Always keep your back towards the Sun while looking at a pinhole projection.
- Do not look at the Sun through the pinhole.
Start of Partial Eclipse - 11:46am
Maximum Eclipse - 1:17pm
End of Partial Eclipse - 2:46pm
The next total solar eclipse won't be taking place in America until 2024.