The Great Eclipse of 2017

This lecture is part of a community effort to enjoy the eclipse weekend of Aug 18-21.
CLE: The Great Eclipse of 2017
Monday, August 7th | 10:00 am
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Center For Life Enrichment

This lecture is part of a community effort to enjoy the eclipse weekend of Aug 18-21.

The first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in nearly 40 years will pass directly over western North Carolina on August 21, 2017. In early afternoon on the 21st, the moon will pass directly in front of the sun for those of us in Highlands.

A total solar eclipse is a rare event because it is visible only in a narrow path where the moon aligns perfectly with the sun for a brief moment. The path for this eclipse is only 68 miles wide and stretches across the U.S., including our part of western North Carolina.

What will this eclipse be like? Why are eclipses interesting to science? Why is this one so unique? How can we safely observe this eclipse? We’ll consider these questions and others as we think about this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Presenter: Steve Danford

Cost: $25/$35

Coordinator: Ed Mawyer 


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