Solar Eclipse viewing event

Solar Eclipse Indoor Public Viewing Event

Notice of Event

On April 8, 2024, a once in a lifetime solar eclipse event is set to unfold in our region where the moon will completely block the sun, causing the sky to darken. Witnessing the total solar eclipse will be a unique experience and needs to be done safely.  

The Municipality of North Grenville is hosting a live-stream viewing of the solar eclipse.

This free public event will take place Monday, April 8th, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm in the Urbandale Arts Centre at the North Grenville Municipal Centre (285 CR 44, Kemptville).

Stay safe while watching the solar eclipse!

Solar Eclipse – Safety Precautions

 It is not safe to look directly at the sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing. Looking directly at the sun without proper protection is even more dangerous during a solar eclipse. It can lead to partial or complete blindness if proper precautions are not taken.

Please follow the safety precautions.

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit has issued safety precautions and available on their website at

Please note, the Municipality does not have eclipse glasses.


Learn more about the 2024 solar eclipse and follow the exact path  of when it will occur in Kemptville.

The solar eclipse is expected to start approximately 2:11 p.m. and last for about two and a half hours. The sun will be fully eclipsed at approximately 3:25 p.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).

NOTE re: NGtransit

NGtransit will operate as normal, but the driver will pull over during totality which could lead to delays in service in the later afternoon.

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For more information contact: 

Jill Sturdy, Municipality of North Grenville
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613-258-9569 ext. 168

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Municipal Office
285 County Road #44,
PO Box 130
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

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