Solar Eclipse Program
111563 Hwy 150
Head to Deep Fork Nature Center for a variety of solar eclipse events on August 21. Begin the day at 9am with a program about the solar system using a miniature model. Then, during the eclipse, join Park Naturalist Loraine Richmond on a hike of the Crazy Snake Trail to see if the animals are in their night/nocturnal mode.
As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks out the Sun. This can happen only at a new moon and when the Sun and Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. In partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured. In Oklahoma, there will be an 85-90 percent of the Sun eclipsed by the Moon. The eclipse is estimated the last approximately three hours beginning around 11:30am.
In addition, all of the state parks and lodges are selling safety-approved viewing glasses. Each pair of these special glasses retail for $1.95 + tax.