Solar Eclipse!!


On the afternoon of October 23rd the beginning of a partial eclipse of the Sun will be visible from Valdosta. At 6:11 pm the Moon will begin to encroach upon the dusk of the Sun, low above the western horizon. By the time of sunset (6:53 pm), slightly more than 10% of the Sun will be covered. Observers west of Valdosta will be able to see more of the eclipse; the best view may be had from Canada's Nunavut Territory, where 81% of the Sun’s disk will be covered.


If weather permits, the VSU Observatory will open at 6:00 pm to allow visitors a chance to view the start of the eclipse. Please enter Nevins Hall at the southeastern entrance and take the stairs or elevator to the roof (level 4).