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The gleaming Atlantic coast of North Carolina, from the cities of Kitty Hawk (far left) to Wilmington (far right), is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 261 miles above the eastern United States.

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Great American Eclipse at the NC Arboretum

April 8, 2024 | 1 p.m.

A partial solar eclipse will be visible from Asheville beginning 1:51 PM and ending 4:24 PM. During maximum eclipse at 3:00 PM, roughly 85% of the Sun will be obscured by the Moon. The North Carolina Arboretum and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies are partnering on special eclipse day activities for all ages. Receive complementary NASA eclipse glasses to safely view the eclipse. Watch a livestream broadcast from the path of totality featuring telescope views and NASA and Exploratorium scientists and educators. Learn about NASA participatory science projects for all ages. No registration required. regular parking fees apply.

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Solar Eclipse Observing Event

April 8, 2024 | 1:30 p.m.

The Great North American Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2024, will be an 87% partial eclipse in the Asheville, NC, area. The UNC-Asheville Department of Physics and Astronomy, along with the Astronomy Club of Asheville, will provide opportunities for the community to observe the eclipse with safe solar telescopes and more.

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