Free Eclipse Viewing Party at Phoenix’s Science Center
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Total Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across North America on April 8: Phoenix Residents Witness Unique Astronomical Event

On Monday, April 8, North America will experience a total solar eclipse. This rare astronomical event will occur when the sun and moon cross paths, casting darkness onto the Earth. Phoenix residents will have the opportunity to see 64% coverage between 10:08 a.m. and 12:35 p.m., with the maximum coverage occurring at 11:20 a.m.

To view this phenomenon, attendees are encouraged to 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. NASA will also be launching three rockets during the eclipse to study the effects on the Earth’s atmosphere.

The Arizona Science Center in Phoenix is hosting a free viewing party for this event. Located downtown at 600 E. Washington St., the Science Center will offer telescopes for viewing the sky, as well as educational activities and staff members who will provide information about this unique astronomical occasion within our solar system. The viewing party starts at 9 a.m. on the day of the eclipse, making it accessible for everyone to witness this amazing natural phenomenon

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