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 Related Resources
- Free NASA Downloads: Maps, fact sheets, posters and more. Download a map that shows how complete the eclipse will be near you.
- Interactive Map: Ideal for those making the trip to the path of the total eclipse.
- Order Solar Filters Online
- DIY Solar Eclipse Viewer: No eclipse glasses? No problem. All you need is a shoebox.
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.
- A number of eclipse viewing parties in the Austin area will be handing out free solar filters (eclipse glasses.) Those making the trek downtown can join the University of Texas Astronomy Department at Robert Lee Moore Hall and residents of Traditions at Vizcaya can visit the Round Rock Public Library from noon to 2pm. Make your own pinhole viewer with the Austin Public Library.
- Join the Fort Worth Astronomical Society or the Frontiers of Flight Museum. The Noble Planetarium will be live streaming the total eclipse with paid admission.
- 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.
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.