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Sunset Crater Volcano Solar & Star Party - August 11

Saturday, August 11th - Sunset Crater Volcano Solar, Star Party, and Meteor Observation.

Solar Viewing from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Astronomy Presentation from 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm.
Telescope Viewing and Constellation Tours from 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm.

The Perseids Meteor shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between August 9 and 14, During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour. The thin crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for what should be an excellent show. Best viewing will be after midnight. Sunset Crater Volcano is open through the night and offers great viewing!

Directions: From Flagstaff take U.S. 89 north for 12 miles (19km), turn right on the Sunset Crater - Wupatki Loop road and continue 2 miles (3km) to the visitor center. Drive time from Flagstaff to Sunset Crater Volcano is 30 minutes. Solar viewing will take place at the Sunset Crater Visitor Center. All other events will take place at the Lava Flow Trail parking lot, located 1.5 miles east of the Sunset Crater Volcano visitor center on the park loop drive (FS 545).


Aug 11, 2018


Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
6082 Sunset Crater Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86004


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