2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE IN TACOMA
On August 21, a total solar eclipse will cast its shadow across the country for a spectacular show unseen in nearly 40 years. Whether you are heading south toward the path of totality in Oregon, or intend to view the eclipse from within Pierce County, Tacoma is a fantastic gateway to experience this celestial event.
Where to see the solar eclipse in Tacoma
Eclipse events in South Puget Sound
How to see the solar eclipse (safely)
Do not look directly at the sun, even when it's obscured and dimmer than usual. The doctors really can't stress this enough.
Special glasses made specifically for the eclipse are relatively inexpensive (especially when compared to long-term, eye-related medical care) and available - often in bulk - on Amazon.com.
When to see the solar eclipse in Tacoma
Start looking safely (see below) skyward at 9:08 a.m. Pacific Time. There'll be a partially obscured giant ball of ignited gas in the south-eastern sky. Can't miss it. Here's what you'll see: