On August 21, 2017 at 1:25 pm, Elkton will be in the path of the Total Solar Eclipse! The duration of the total eclipse in Elkton, which is amount of time the sun is completely covered by the moon, will last about 2 minutes and 39 seconds. During this time, the sky will go completely dark just like it was nighttime and temperatures will drop. Visit www.eclipse2017.org for more information about this amazing event.
What is a Total Solar Eclipse? “A total eclipse is when the moon goes in between the sun and the earth, and as the moon ‘moves’ across the face of the sun, its very thin shadow passes along a “path” on the ground. You have to be in that path in order to see the “total” eclipse. If you’re outside it, you’ll only get to see a partial eclipse (boring!) — and if you’re just barely outside the path, you’ll see a very deep partial eclipse — but even that is not anything you’d necessarily want to leave your desk at work to see!” (From www.eclipse2017.org) So, if you are in Elkton, you have the exciting opportunity to be in the path of the total eclipse!
Can I look at the Sun during the Eclipse? Only during the period of totality! If you want to watch the entire event other than during the totality, you will need special eclipse viewing glasses. Several groups in Elkton and Todd County are working together to make sure there are special certified glasses available for viewing the event safely.
Eclipse Events in Elkton
Welcome Center Special Hours: The Historic Todd County Courthouse Welcome Center located at 1 Public Square will be open the following hours: Wednesday, August 16 through Saturday, August 19 and Monday, August 21, 10 am to 5 pm. And, Sunday, August 20 from 2 pm to 6 pm.
Get your free Todd County Solar Eclipse Glasses! On Monday, August 21st, at about 1:25 pm, Elkton will be in the path of the Total Solar Eclipse. If you want to watch the event, you will need special certified eclipse viewing glasses. The Todd County Community Alliance is offering free certified eclipse viewing glasses that will be available in the Historic Todd County Courthouse Welcome Center located at 1 Public Square in Elkton. Get your free glasses while they last beginning Wednesday, August 9th. Regular Welcome Center hours are Wed, Thurs and Fri from 10 am to 5 pm. Open late on Thursday’s for Elkton Bike Night. Just for the Eclipse Weekend, the Center will also be open Saturday, August 19th, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, August 20th from 2 pm to 6 pm; and, Monday, August 21st, 10 am to 5 pm.
Max Fuel, 207 W Main Street – Solar Eclipse Glasses 2 for $.99 or $.59 each, 2 Max Fuel Waters for $.99, Gatorade 2 for $3.00, Hunts Bro. Pizza $2.89 per hunk or whole pizza $9.99 each
Nancy’s Flowers and Gifts, 101 N Main Street – 10% off all items and in store specials
Sister’s Restaurant, 107 N Main Street – Buy and meal and get a free drink
“Something Special” 84 Public Square – August 18-19 and 21 (the big day!) 50% Off Sidewalk Sale, Door Prizes and Giveaways
Subway of Elkton, 20 Public Square – August 19-21 Specials: Buy 2 Footlongs get 1 Free, or Free 6″ with an Footlong FVM, or 10% off any catering order
Sweet Caroline’s Boutique, 64 Public Square – Tax Free Weekend