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Solar Eclipse Viewing & Tarantula Day

October 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us at SJMA’s Nature Center to view the 2023 annular solar eclipse this October! Some of the best viewing in the country is happening right here, near the Four Corners. Peak eclipse will happen at 10:35am MST. We will also be celebrating tarantula migration. We will have family-friendly eclipse viewing, scavenger hunts, spider cookie crafts, and more! Pack a picnic and bring your family and friends for a day of learning and exploration. You won’t want to miss it!

When: Oct. 14, 2023 from 9am – 2pm

Where: SJMA’s Nature Center, 310 Rivers End Rd, Durango, CO 81301

More Information: What is an annular solar eclipse? An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth while it is at its farthest point from Earth. Because the Moon is farther away from Earth, it appears smaller than the Sun and does not completely cover the star. Because the Sun is never completely covered, observers must wear proper eye protection at all times while watching an annular eclipse.

SW Colorado is in a prime viewing location for this October’s solar eclipse!


October 14, 2023
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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