Experience the Spectacular Solar Eclipse in Howard County, Maryland! Mark your calendars for Monday, April 8, when a breathtaking celestial event unfolds over Howard County. From approximately 2:00 to 4:35 p.m., witness a partial solar eclipse, reaching its peak at 3:21 p.m. During this time, the sky will darken, albeit not entirely, as 88% coverage blankets the area. While we may not find ourselves in the path of totality like some fortunate Americans, we certainly won't miss out on the celestial spectacle.

For an unforgettable eclipse-viewing experience, head over to the Howard County Conservancy's expansive landscapes. Starting at 2 p.m., immerse yourself in the eclipse's mesmerizing display. Marvel at the cool crescent shadows dancing across the forest floors—a spectacle not to be missed! Don't forget to bring your safety glasses and join them for this extraordinary celestial event.

Restaurants for Lunch/Dinner:

Plan lunch & dinner around the solar eclipse and enjoy some of Howard County's unique restaurants located in historic Ellicott City & Columbia!

Safety Tips:

But remember, safety first! Directly staring at the sun, especially during an eclipse, poses significant risks to your eyesight. Protect your vision by never looking at the sun through sunglasses, telescopes, or binoculars. Instead, equip yourself with specialized solar viewing glasses or handheld solar viewers, ensuring they adhere to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards for safe viewing. Read more about eclipse viewing safety on NASA's site.