The Sky’s the Limit: 2024 Solar Eclipse in Bucks County

Mark your calendars for a celestial spectacle over Bucks County, PA, on April 8, 2024! The partial solar eclipse kicks off at 2:08 p.m., hitting its peak at 3:24 p.m. when a stunning 89.5% of the sun will be hidden by the moon’s shadow. The whole show wraps up by 4:35 p.m. It’s a rare treat you won’t want to miss, so find a great spot, grab your eclipse glasses, and enjoy the afternoon sky show!

A 5-6 hour drive will get you within the path of totality to experience the full effect of the eclipse! However, if you cannot make the drive, there are plenty of events in and near Bucks County to view and celebrate the partial eclipse.

  1. Tyler Park Center for the Arts, Northampton Township, Sunday, April 7, 1:00 p.m.

  2. The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Monday, April 8, 1:30-5:30 p.m.

  3. Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, Monday, April 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

  4. Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, Bristol, Monday, April 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

  5. Temple University (Beury Hall beach), Philadelphia, Monday, April 8, 2:00 p.m.

  6. Fort Washington State Park, Fort Washington, Monday, April 8, 11:00 a.m.

  7. The Borsht Belt, Newtown, Monday, April 8, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  8. Falls of Schuylkill Branch Library, Philadelphia, Monday, April 8, 3:00 p.m.

  9. Wyoming Free Library, Philadelphia, Monday, April 8, 3:00 p.m.

Be sure to check their websites to confirm times and planned activities. Don’t forget, in order to safely view the partial phases of the eclipse, you’ll need eclipse glasses from a reliable manufacturer. Enjoy this celestial experience!

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