Eclipse Time! Observatories & Astronomy Groups near Central States

Solar Eclipse Events Guide

The Great American Eclipse is coming on August 21st, and Taylor Morrison home owners can’t wait to get in on the action! View this exciting astronomical event from the comfort of your own new construction home or join other amateur astronomers at exciting eclipse related events near our Central Divisions.

Even if your new home community is located outside the path of the total eclipse, you’ll still be able to see a partial eclipse from your own backyard.

Is your home sweet home in a different location?

Don’t worry, we have you covered. Check out these other Solar Eclipse guides and resources.

>>> Solar Eclipse Guide for Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas

>>> Solar Eclipse Guide for California, Arizona and Colorado

Solar Eclipse Related Resources

Pro Tip: According to NASA, the ideal viewing location is one with clear skies. You’re better off seeing a shorter eclipse with unobstructed views than a longer eclipse under clouds.





  • View the first eclipse in 38 years at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center. You’ll be joined by the Houston Astronomical Society to have all your questions answered about this unique event.



  • Visit the Peoria Riverfront Museum or Adler Planetarium as the eclipse passes over Illinois. It’s the closest a total eclipse has come to Chicago in 92 years! Other events include Eclipse Day at the Cernan Earth & Space Center from 11:30am-3pm. The Cernan Planetarium will be live streaming the total eclipse.

Safety First!

The only way to safely look directly at the partially eclipsed sun is with special-purpose solar filters (solar eclipse glasses). Viewing the eclipse through regular sunglasses or a camera will lead to permanent damage to your eyes.

Please consult NASA’s special 2017 Solar Eclipse Safety Guide prior to the event.



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