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08/17/17 How to Prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse

Start Date: August 17, 2017
End Date: August 17, 2017

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Ohio University Zanesville and the Zanesville Astronomy Club invite the community to “How to Prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse” on Thursday, August 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Elson Hall Auditorium.


On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will experience an eclipse of the sun. The path of totality, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.


Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. In Zanesville it is anticipated that about 85% of the sun will be shadowed by the moon.


Charles Bruckelmeyer and Irene Baron of the Zanesville Astronomy Club will share information about the solar eclipse during the presentation. They will also provide free safety tips, resource sheets and eclipse shades to participants to ensure eye safety in anticipation of the eclipse event.


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