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All About the Eclipse

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A rare alignment of orbits at 2:02 PM on Monday, April 8, 2024 will result in the moon blocking 90% of the sun as seen from Huntsville, Alabama. Just a few hundred miles to the west and north, viewers will be treated to a spectacular total eclipse. During a total eclipse, corona, the pearly outer atmosphere of the sun can be seen.

Through a combination of slides and hands-on tools, amateur astronomer Ed Faits will share:

  • The science behind solar eclipses
  • The difference between a partial eclipse and a total eclipse
  • Viewing solar eclipses safely
  • His personal experiences with total eclipses in Aruba in 1998 and Missouri in 2017
  • Free safe-solar viewing glasses for attendees

Presenter: Ed Faits is a proud member of the Land Trust of North Alabama and has been observing eclipses since 1965. He is a founding director of the Arunah Hill Natural Science Center and can often be found exploring Bethel Spring, watching sunsets from Blevins Gap, or taking pictures of galaxies and nebulae at Cathedral Caverns State Park. He is a NASA-partner Solar System Ambassador.

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March 26
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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South Huntsville Public Library
7901-L, Bailey Cove Rd SE
Huntsville, AL 35802 United States
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