EATON —Eaton Middle School will be celebrating the total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21 from 2:15-3:15 p.m. The middle school will observe from one of their outdoor areas.
At the end of the month a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States from Salem to Charleston. The last time a total eclipse cross the United States from sea to sea was June 8, 1918.
The 2017 eclipse in either total or partial phase can be seen by over 500 million people in North and South America, Europe, and Africa. In the U.S., millions will gather along a tiny ribbon less than 100 miles wide to see totality, the complete blocking out of the sun by the moon which will reveal the solar corona.
The rest of entire country will be able to see a partial eclipse. It is also truly an historic event and a wonderful opportunity to view one of nature’s most stunning displays.
The middle school would like to thank their science department and in particular Jennifer Beeghly who has taken lead on this event.