May 19, 2024 11:35 pm
Phoenix Science Center to Host Free Eclipse Viewing Event

Phoenix, Arizona is preparing for a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. The event, where the sun and moon cross paths, will cause darkness to fall upon the Earth. This rare phenomenon will occur between 10:08 a.m. and 12:35 p.m., with peak coverage at 11:20 a.m.

To witness this event, residents of Phoenix can attend a free viewing party at the Arizona Science Center located downtown at 600 E. Washington St. The Science Center will kick off the party at 9 a.m., offering attendees solar-based activities and educational opportunities throughout the day. Visitors will have access to telescopes for sky gazing and interactive activities to learn more about this unique astronomical event.

It is crucial that anyone watching the solar eclipse wears solar eclipse glasses to protect their eyes from potential sun damage. In addition to Arizona, some areas of the Southwest, including Texas, will also experience a total solar eclipse. NASA has planned to launch three rockets during the event to study the effects on Earth’s atmosphere. To stay updated on the event, visit the Arizona Science Center website at https://www.azscience.org/.

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