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Moab UT (at City Hall)
38O34’ N Latitude
109O33’ W Longitude
4048 ft - 1234 m

Participate in Eclipse Science
Adapted from an article by Kat Troche

Last October brought an annular eclipse to southern Utah, and this April brings a total eclipse to a strip of North America from Mexico to Maine. Though Moab is not in the path of totality, a partial eclipse covering 58% of the sun will be visible from 11:22 AM to 1:44 PM on April 8. Always protect your eyes while looking at the sun, such as with properly vetted eclipse glasses or solar viewer. Even binoculars, telescopes, and camera lenses require special filters!

This eclipse happens to be during NASA’s Citizen Science Month. Plenty of citizen science projects are available, right from your smartphone!

Eclipse Soundscapes Eclipse Soundscapes will compare data from a 1932 study on how eclipses affect wildlife – in this case, crickets. Participation roles range from apprentice to facilitator. Learn more at:

GLOBE Eclipse
Folks that participated in the GLOBE Eclipse in 2017 will be glad to see that their eclipse data portal is now open! With the GLOBE Observer smartphone app, you can measure air temperature and clouds during the eclipse. Learn more at:

HamSCI stands for Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation. HamSCI has been actively engaged in scientific data collection for both the October and the upcoming April eclipse. Two major activities of their major events will be the Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP) and the Gladstone Signal Spotting Challenge (GSSC). Learn more at:

Don’t stop at the eclipse

NASA has citizen science projects you can do all year long – from cloud spotting on Mars to hunting for distant planets! By contributing to these research efforts, you can help NASA make new discoveries and scientific breakthroughs, resulting in a better understanding of the world around us, from the critters on the ground, to the stars in our sky. Stay up to date with Night Sky Network’s Solar Eclipse Resources section! at:


April 1 - Third Quarter at 9:14 pm
April 8 - New Moon at 12:20 pm
April 15 - First Quarter at 1:13 pm
April 23 -
Full Moon at 5:38 pm

Moab Dark Skies mission is to promote the appreciation and conservation of Moab’s valuable and rare dark skies. Moab Dark Skies was established by the Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks in conjunction with the National Park Service and Utah State Parks Division of Natural Resources

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