Since the beginning of the 20th century (1900) there have only been 14 total solar eclipses visible from the United States. Of course, that doesn't count all the times it probably happened before anyone started documenting them. On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will again be treated to a total eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature's most awe inspiring sights. According to our source at NASA, the path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona, can be seen, which will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse when the moon covers part of the sun's disk. Sadly, Oklahoma is "outside the path", but we still hope to see a good portion of the "total" eclipse. Since Kansas City, Kansas and St. Louis, Missouri are both in the path, we are hoping that Bartlesville, OK will be able to ride their coattails and get a good view. It is scheduled to hit Kansas City at 1:09pm and St. Louis at 1:18, so we are planning for somewhere around 1:05pm. Click here to view the countdown for yourself.
As most people are aware, looking at a partial eclipse is very dangerous for your eyes and not recommended unless you are wearing protective eyewear. PDG is so excited about this phenomenon, that we decided to order 100 pair of solar eclipse sunglasses that are CE and ISO Certified and we are super excited to share them with YOU! If you stop by our office August 14-21, 8:00am-5:00pm, we will be happy to give you your very own pair! We are located in the Pioneer Building in downtown Bartlesville at 319 S. Dewey, Suite 200. They will be available to anyone who stops by (while supplies last). If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 918-337-0414. We look forward to seeing the sun disappear (and reappear) with you!