Solar Eclipse Program
17131 Park 10
Head to the Three Forks Nature Center for a variety of exciting solar eclipse programs. On August 21, there will be solar eclipse cookie decorating, crafts, and an alternate pinhole projector available for viewing. In addition, there will be NASA posters and flyers on display at the nature center, lodge, park office and in five outdoor displays around the park. The nature center will also have a live streaming of the eclipse from NASA.
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.