On August 21, 2017 the Moon’s shape will block up to 90% of the Sun’s rays in the 47374 zip code area. From about 12:50 to 4:00 pm ET the partial Eclipse will be visible on the IUE Campus. The ultimate Partial ECLIPSE will occur about 2:25 pm. We will witness about 90% of an ECLIPSE. How do we know that? Check out the many resources NASA provides, highlighted in the Campus Library ECLIPSE 2017 LibGuide that provides shortcuts to a treasure trove of information and activities.
In Indiana the ECLIPSE will not reach Totality (where the sky is completely dark); so Hoosiers should view the ECLIPSE through safe solar glasses or indirect viewing methods, such as a Pin-Hole Projector. See the guide for links to more information. Remember: Never look directly into the Sun without the correct eyewear protection, as eye aamage or blindness may result!
You can celebrate this cosmic event at ECLIPSE Activities. One suggestion is “Dancing Along the Path” ~ you can record your dance on a mobile device, then share it on NASA (instructions provided). Take a look in the libguide for other ideas – download software, create art, do experiments or just watch in awe! And for more resources, all you need to do is Ask Us! email@example.com