Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Arizona Science Center in Phoenix

Free Eclipse Viewing Party at Phoenix’s Science Center

On Monday, April 8, North America will experience a total solar eclipse. This astronomical event occurs when the sun and moon cross paths, casting darkness onto the Earth. Arizona Science Center in Phoenix is planning a free viewing party for this phenomenon.

The Science Center, located downtown at 600 E. Washington St., will host a viewing party starting 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 event within our solar system.

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. It is important for anyone planning to watch the solar eclipse to wear solar eclipse glasses, as this will 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 the effects on the Earth’s atmosphere.

For more information about this event and how to prepare, visit https://www

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