Utahns prepare eclipse events

Published: Wednesday, May 16 2012 9:07 p.m. MDT

A statue is silhouetted against a partial solar eclipse in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. Utah residents will be treated to a full or partial eclipse Sunday, depending on their location.

Petr David Josek, File, Associated Press

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Read more: Utah is the "Sweet Spot" for Sunday's eclipse

If the skies stay clear, millions of people in Utah will have a chance to see an eclipse of the sun early Sunday evening. People and organizations across the state have planned gatherings for those interested in viewing the eclipse.

ECLIPSE SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

Salt Lake City (Partial Eclipse)

Start:  6:18:42 pm

Maximum:  7:29:25 pm

End:    8:32:44 pm

Kanarraville (Annular Eclipse)

Start:  6:22:33 pm

Annularity ("Ring of Fire"):  7:31:31 to 7:36:04 pm

End:    8:37:12 pm

 

WASATCH FRONT VIEWING LOCATIONS

Weber State University, outside Lind Lecture Hall

University of Utah, South Physics Building

Library Square,  Salt Lake Main Library/The Leonardo

Gateway Mall, Olympic Fountain

Sam's Club, 6525 S. State, Murray

Dimple Dell Recreation Center, 10670 South 1000 East,  Sandy

SOUTHWEST UTAH VIEWING LOCATIONS

Kanarraville "Sweet Spot:  12 miles south of Cedar City on Interstate-15

Bryce Canyon National Park: 3 viewing locations with big-screen telescope projections

Brian Head Ski Resort: running Scenic Sky Lift for high-altitude viewing 

Lake Powell/Wahweap View: viewing with astronomy club telescopes

Parowan Gap: near Cedar City

Cedar Breaks National Monument: Point Supreme

ECLIPSE-RELATED EVENTS

Eclipse Extravaganza, May 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,  Cedar City Aquatic Center 

"Sweet Spot" Concert, May 19 7:30 p.m.,  Kanarraville

Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival,  May 17-20,  Bryce Canyon National Park

Annular Solar Eclipse Festival, May 17-20,  Lake Powell, Wahweap, Glen Canyon Dam

BYU Astrofest,  May 19,  Eyring Science Center, Brigham Young University

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