Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Don't Miss the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday!

This coming Monday, August 21st the earth will experience a total solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end. Here in Detroit we will be able to see about 90 percent coverage as long as it isn't cloudy and the partial eclipse will begin at 1:03 p.m. and end at 3:47 p.m peaking at 2:27 pm. To be able to view the eclipse you must have some kind of device or special glasses, you cannot look straight into the sun. To view the event you must have viewing glasses like these or make something like this with stuff you have around the house.

Or, you can celebrate the eclipse at The Michigan Science Center. They have a full day of activities planned, including an opportunity to make a viewer to watch the eclipse live with some astronomers. Activities for the day include earth and space activities and a live stream of the eclipse in the Toyota Engineering Theater from noon till 5 p.m.

The Science Center will be open from 10 until 5 p.m. this Monday. You can find everything you need to know about the museum and its pricing here and you can learn everything you want to know about the eclipse here. No matter what you do, make sure that you find a way to watch the eclipse on Monday afternoon!


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