If you have been under a rock and have not heard, allow me to inform you that on August 21st Carbondale is in the path of totality for a Total Solar Eclipse. Observers will see (appx.) 2m 37s of total darkness!
Please note you must use eclipse glasses to safely view the parial phases leading up to the eclipse. We will give away 100 pair on Sunday August 6th.
I viewed the Carbondale eclipse website (www.CarbondaleEclipse.com) and invite you to do the same.
Some of the info I gleaned:
• The August 21, 2017 eclipse will travel 2,500 miles across the United States of America in an estimated 70 mile wide path, beginning its journey in Oregon, crossing 12 states, and ending at the Atlantic Ocean off the shore of South Carolina.
NASA will be streaming the eclipse live from Carbondale, one of the designated sweet spots within the path of totality.
• The last coast-to-coast eclipse occurred 99 years ago in 1918.
• We will host a picnic on The Ridge for any who would like to view the eclipse from this vantage point. (Bring your own picnic)
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