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Darkening of the Sun

April 6, 2024 | by The Jeuns

Get ready for an exciting celestial event! A total solar eclipse is set to occur on April 8, 2024, visible across 13 states in the United States. This rare phenomenon is not something that happens often, with the next total eclipse in the contiguous U.S. not expected until August 23, 2044. According to NASA, prime locations for viewing this eclipse include Dallas, Texas, and Cleveland, Ohio. However, even the southeastern corner of Michigan is slated to have a good view, so consider taking a drive to witness this spectacular event.

In the Detroit area, residents can expect an 88 percent eclipse coverage starting at 1:58 pm. For those looking to enjoy the eclipse with others, there are several community events planned. The Peninsula Community Library on Old Mission will host a celebration featuring solar displays, do-it-yourself activities, and complimentary safety glasses provided by StarNet. Additionally, Art & Connection in Elk Rapids will be observing the eclipse with proper eyewear for all attendees, as well as offering refreshments and an art project to enjoy.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse with friends and fellow skywatchers. Mark your calendars and get ready to experience this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon in April 2024!

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