For the first time in nearly a century, those in and near Washington, D.C., will be able to witness a partial eclipse. On Monday, August 21, the moon will obscure approximately 81 percent of the sun at 2:42 p.m.
While the National Air and Space Museum is certainly your best bet for solar eclipse-viewing, there are a wide variety of other options in the area worth checking out.
For the event, be sure to stay safe by grabbing a pair of solar eclipse glasses, and make sure that the glasses you get are not counterfeit. Curbed sister site The Verge has all the details you need on how to tell if the glasses are safe or not.
Note: The map points have been listed geographically, from the most north to the most south.
Are there any locations left off this map that are worth an inclusion? Let Curbed DC know in the comments.
[UPDATE 8/16/17: The Chevy Chase Library was removed from this map as they don’t have any more safe solar eclipse glasses.]
[UPDATE 8/18/17: The Richard Byrd Library was removed from this map as they don’t have any more safe solar eclipse glasses.]Read More