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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Celebrate Eclipse 2017 with the Town of Farragut

In case you’re still in the dark, a solar eclipse will dim the sun for everyone in North America and parts of South America, Africa, and Europe on Monday, Aug. 21. And since Farragut will have a front row seat for this rare celestial happening, the Town is hosting a party to celebrate!

A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun. The last time a total eclipse was visible in the contiguous U.S. was 1979. Since Farragut is on the northern edge of the 70-mile-wide path of totality, local residents will experience a total eclipse. To watch the eclipse with friends and neighbors, attend the Town of Farragut’s Eclipse Party starting at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, at McFee Park. The partial phase is expected to begin at 1:04 p.m., with totality beginning at 2:33 p.m. and lasting for one minute and 20 seconds.

The first 450 participants will receive free eclipse glasses that will allow them to safely witness this awe-inspiring event. Other activities will include children’s crafts, face painting, a pop-up photo booth and cookie decorating. All free items are sponsored by the Town of Farragut.

Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for purchase from First Baptist Concord and Tic-Toc Ice Cream Parlor Truck will be selling ice cream.

For more information contact Special Event and Program Coordinator Lauren Cox at lcox@townoffarragut.org or 218-3372.

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