A solar eclipse was visible in 2012 from the northern tip of Australia. North Carolina, and many other sections of the United States, will experience a solar eclipse on Aug. 21. (Photo by NASA)
Well Said: Solar eclipse
North Carolina will witness something next week that it hasn’t seen in nearly 50 years.
At 2:43 p.m. on Aug. 21, the daytime sky will go dark as the moon’s shadow blocks out the sun and creates the first solar eclipse visible in the state since 1970.
In this week’s episode, Morehead Planetarium educators Amy Sayle and Mickey Jo Sorrell tell us what to expect during next week’s solar eclipse and how to safely watch it.
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will be hosting a solar eclipse viewing party Aug. 21 from noon to 4:30 p.m. More information can be found on the planetarium’s website.
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Published Aug. 16