Here in Baraboo, Wisconsin we can expect a partial solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. The eclipse will begin at 11:50 on Monday morning, peak at 1:14 pm, and end at 2:36 pm. About 80% of the sun will be covered at maximum. Because part of the sun will always be showing from our location, you will need to wear certified ISO 12312-2 eclipse glasses for the full duration if you want to directly watch the eclipse.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Devil’s Lake Nature Center will be closed on Monday, so there will be no park events. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the eclipse at the park anyway! The best locations to watch the eclipse will be from the park’s north shore where the eclipse will happen slightly south and right over the lake. The other option would be to find an overlook on either the East or West Bluff Trails.
The current local weather forecast is calling for variably cloudy, warm and humid weather with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Clouds may block some or all of your view depending on location, etc. We’d suggest that you keep an eye on the local weather.
As for us, we’re heading out tomorrow morning for a 5-day road trip to southern Illinois and Kentucky to explore some parks and natural areas as well as view the eclipse on Monday. Of course, we’ll be posting on our Facebook Page and on Snapchat along the way.