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Total Solar Eclipse
A total solar eclipse will occur over the United States on August 21, 2017. The path of totality is illustrated in the figure below.
For Alamogordo NM, the partial solar eclipse will begin at 10:23:35 AM local time (16:23:35.5 UT) with the maximum eclipse occuring at 11:47:47 AM (17:46:47.6 UT). The eclipse will end at 1:16:35 PM (19:16:35.7 UT). At maximum obscuration, 65.7% of the solar disk will be blocked by the Moon.
Other solar eclipses will occur over the United States on June 10, 2021 (partial), an annular eclipse of October 14, 2023 and a total eclipse on April 8, 2024 . While not in the path of maximum obscuration, Alamogordo is still well positioned for the 2023 annular eclipse.
The New Mexico State Parks Division has awarded the 2015 Partnership Award to the Amateur Astronomers Group in recognition of our distinguished service to Oliver Lee Memorial State Park. The group has been supporting the park's night sky interpretive program for the past decade.
The NASA Night Sky Network and Space Place Team has awarded the Amateur Astronomers Group Certificates of Appreciation for encouraging science and technology education through our public events.
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The Amateur Astronomers Group is affiliated with the NASA Space Place Astronomy Club Partner Program. We also team with other NASA missions and the National Solar Observatory. Check out the AAG Classroom page for fun links to NASA's Space Place website.
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