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The Great American Partial Solar Eclipse over Michigan at Grosse Pointe Park

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Come to the Grosse Pointe Ewald Branch Library (http://gplib.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=52020&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2017/08/20) to observe the Great American Partial Solar Eclipse over Michigan with the Warren Astronomical Society (https://www.meetup.com/warrenastro/). There will be solar-safe telescopes and a batch of solar glasses for safe-viewing of the Sun.

NOTE: The library website says that both of their eclipse viewing events are full - you may need to call to see if any openings are available. There are other events being held at Cranbrook Institute of Science, Chesterfield's Brandenburg Park, Grosse Pointe Public Library - Woods Branch, and at the Michigan Science Center. There are lots of events across Metro Detroit (https://www.glaac.org/solar-eclipse-2017/)!

1:00 PM Event starts at the library

1:04 PM First contact — when the Moon makes contact with the Sun; signaling the beginning of the eclipse.

2:26 PM Maximum Eclipse - the Moon will cover about 80% of the Sun.

3:47 PM Fourth contact — when the Moon breaks contact with the Sun; signaling the end of the eclipse.

Warning: NEVER look directly at the Sun without using solar filters. Michigan is north of the eclipse path of totality; people in the metro-Detroit area will see a partial solar eclipse, with the Moon covering about 80% of the Sun. It will still be bright enough to cause damage to your eyes.

Live Eclipse Broadcasts:

NASA: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream

Exploratorium: https://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse

Stream: http://eclipse.stream.live – from an atmospheric balloon!

Slooh: https://live.slooh.com

Online Eclipse Resources:

NASA Eyes Web App: https://eyes.nasa.gov/eyes-on-eclipse-web-detail.html

NASA Eyes Desktop App: https://eyes.nasa.gov/eyes-on-eclipse-detail.html

NASA’s Eclipse Website: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov

Eclipse Fly-Over Video: https://youtu.be/cvE4lY5RGqQ

NASA Eclipse Safety: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

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