Phoenix Residents Gear Up for Rare Astronomical Event: A Total Solar Eclipse

Free Eclipse Viewing Party at Phoenix’s Science Center

On Monday, April 8, North America will experience a rare astronomical event: a total solar eclipse. The sun and moon will cross paths, casting darkness onto the Earth. Phoenix residents will have the opportunity to witness this phenomenon with full coverage occurring between 10:08 a.m. and 12:35 p.m., with the maximum coverage happening at 11:20 a.m.

In preparation for this event, the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix is hosting a free viewing party. Located downtown at 600 E. Washington St., the Science Center will start the party at 9 a.m. on the day of the eclipse. Staff will be present throughout the day to offer solar-based activities and education, provide telescopes for viewing the sky, and engage in activities to teach attendees about this rare astronomical occurrence within our solar system.

It is important to note that anyone planning to watch the solar eclipse should wear solar eclipse glasses to protect their eyes from potential sun damage. Some areas of Arizona and the Southwest, including Texas, will experience a total solar eclipse. Additionally, NASA will be launching three rockets during the eclipse to study its effects on Earth’s atmosphere.

For more information on how to prepare for and view this unique event or for additional details about the Arizona Science Center’s viewing party, visit their website at https://www.azscience

On Monday, April 8, North America will experience a rare astronomical event: a total solar eclipse. The sun and moon will cross paths, casting darkness onto the Earth. Phoenix residents will have the opportunity to witness this phenomenon with full coverage occurring between 10:08 a.m. and 12:35 p.m., with the maximum coverage happening at 11:20…

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