Episcopalians, tell us your solar eclipse plans and share your stories

Posted Aug 18, 2017

[Episcopal News Service] Has solar eclipse fever struck your Episcopal congregation? We want to hear about it.

A rare total solar eclipse will pass across the continental United States on Aug. 21, potentially offering an awe-inspiring display along its narrow path, from Oregon to South Carolina and 10 other states. But even communities who aren’t in the path of “totality” will get to see the partial eclipse as long as skies are clear.

Numerous Episcopal dioceses, congregations and institutions are advertising solar eclipse viewing parties. If your church is hosting a gathering on Aug. 21, email dpaulsen@episcopalchurch.org so we’ll know to follow up with you after the eclipse. And we’re encouraging Episcopalians to share their experiences on social media with the hashtag #episcopaleclipse.

You can get more info on the solar eclipse, including a caution about proper eye protection, at NASA’s eclipse page.