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Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Host “Eclipse over the Badlands”
Post Date: Aug 18 2017

Theodore Roosevelt National Park invites the public to an “Eclipse over the Badlands” party to observe the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.
 
Solar eclipses are exciting natural events. Though total solar eclipses occur somewhere on Earth about every two years, the last one seen in the U.S. was in 1991. North Dakota will experience a partial eclipse, with the moon obscuring 88% of the sun. The partial eclipse will begin at 10:28 a.m. and will end at 1:10 p.m. MDT. The maximum will occur at 11:48 a.m.
 
Any open place in the park will provide excellent eclipse viewing. Telescopes will be set up at the South Unit Visitor Center. Park staff will distribute certified eclipse glasses to park visitors at the South Unit and Painted Canyon Visitor Centers and the North Unit Contact Station. Visitors are encouraged to use the certified glasses or #14 arc-welder’s glass while looking at the sun during the eclipse. Serious eye damage may result from observing the sun with the naked eye; sunglasses are not sufficient for eye safety.
 
Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer activity books are now available for kids interested in earning a special badge or sticker.
 
The South Unit and Painted Canyon Visitor Centers, the North Unit Contact Station, and the park’s Administration Building will be closed from 11:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. MDT, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. CDT, during the height of the eclipse.
 
For more information about Theodore Roosevelt National Park and other activities, please visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/thro. Theodore Roosevelt National Park is on social media! Follow us on Twitter @TRooseveltNPS and “like” us on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheodoreRooseveltNationalPark.
  
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