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Solar Eclipse Party

April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

It was a dark and…clear afternoon for the April 8th eclipse (happy thoughts!) at Sharon and Ron’s lovely farm!  Please join us for a nearly once in a lifetime event.  The total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, April the 8th, with partiality beginning at 1:59pm, the total eclipse beginning at 3:13pm, ending at 3:17pm.  Please BYO everything…a lunch, your beverage of choice, a chair, perhaps even a blanket.  Remember..SAFETY FIRST!!!  You MUST use safe solar viewing glasses (aka ‘eclipse glasses’/’eclipse viewers’). The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has a list of reputable vendors.  Don’t delay, get those glasses/viewers now!  

Bring your own food (or food to share), your own drink, and anything else you might need during the afternoon.  It’s supposed to be fairly warm, so you probably won’t need a blanket!

FYI…A total solar eclipse occurs when the new moon comes  between the sun and the earth casting the darkest part of it’s shadow (the umbra) on the earth. The first total solar eclipse in Ohio was in 1806.  The next total solar eclipse here in Ohio will be in the year 2099.  In many cultures, there are legends surrounding the solar eclipse which involve mythical figures eating or stealing the sun.  There are also stories which decree that this event is a sign of angry or quarreling gods.

Questions/concerns please call Tim or Paula

Lavey ~ home 330-825-9538 ~ mobile 330-687-4623.
Many thanks to Sharon and Ron for hosting this event!

Sharon and Ron Kaffen’s farm, address:

7577 Bear Swamp Road Wadsworth, Ohio 44281

Note from the Kaffens: This is a working farm, so wear old/mud proof shoes!  Also, plan to stay for a while after the eclipse to let the traffic clear out on the highways!  We’ll have hay rides, a bonfire if the wood is dry enough, and fun in the barn!!


April 8
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tim Lavey
Sharon Kaffen


Kaffen Farm
7577 Bear Swamp Rd
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281
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