Solar Eclipse Program
4350 S Hwy 259A
Head to Beavers Bend State Park for an exciting solar eclipse program. On August 21, join park naturalist Frank Griffith at 11:30am on the lookout area atop the Broken Bow Dam for safety information while viewing the eclipse, an explanation of the solar eclipse phenomena and perspectives about the significance of the eclipse to different cultures.
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.