Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017

NASA has reported: On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. We will have a total of about 2 minutes to see the total eclipse here in Dacula beginning about 2:35pm. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk. NASA has created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event.

Gwinnett County Public Schools has delayed dismissal for one hour to allow students a safe viewing of this event. Observers are reminded that looking directly at the eclipse will be harmful to the eyes unless appropriate filters are used. DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT APPROPRIATE FILTERS FOR YOUR EYES!

The City urges residents and visitors to find a safe place to view the August 21, 2017 eclipse. Do not allow driving to be affected by the eclipse. Pull over to view the eclipse. Remember animals and pets may become confused during the total eclipse–though it will only last about 2 minutes