Annular Solar Eclipse Celebration
On the evening of May 20, 2012, the skies over southeast Utah will host a rare celestial occurrence: an annular solar eclipse. Arches, Canyonlands and Natural Bridges will offer special ranger-led activities to help visitors enjoy this unique experience safely.
Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th
Saturday, May 19th
Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th
Sunday, May 20th
Of the parks listed here, the full annular eclipse will only be visible at Natural Bridges.
To learn more about the eclipse, including where best to see it and events in other parks, visit http://www.nature.nps.gov/features/eclipse/.
Did You Know?
Pinyon trees do not produce pine nuts every year. These delicious nuts can only be harvested every three to seven years. This irregular schedule prevents animals from adapting to an abundance of pine nuts and guarantees that at least some nuts will become new trees instead of a quick meal.