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Pea Ridge National Military Park hosts Partial Solar Eclipse Program and Viewing, August 21, 2017

Pea Ridge National Military Park will host a program and viewing of the partial solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 at 11:30 am. The 20 minute program will take place in the visitor center auditorium. Visitors that come to the park will receive a pair of glasses to use to view the partial eclipse. The eclipse will begin at 11:43 am, reach its peak at 1:12 pm and ends at 2:40pm. Although we are not in the path of totality, the obscuration of the sun will be at 92% and still be very impressive (weather permitting). Children of all ages can come and complete a Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer booklet and earn a Junior Ranger Solar Eclipse badge. The park has a limited number of booklets and badges available so please arrive early to obtain one.

As a safety note, DO NOT look directly at the sun during the eclipse and use only APPROVED safety viewing glasses. You can cause serious, permanent damage to your eyes viewing the eclipse either directly or incorrectly. Please call 479-451-8122 x 1227 for more information.

Pea Ridge National Military Park preserves and commemorates the March 1862 Civil War battle that helped Union forces maintain physical and political control of the state of Missouri. Administered by the National Park Service, the 4,300 acre battlefield is located 10 miles north of Rogers, just off of US highway 62. Visit us on Facebook or at: www.nps.gov/peri

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