Eclipsed in Phoenix: Arizona Science Center Hosts Free Viewing Party for Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

Free Eclipse Viewing Party at Phoenix’s Science Center

Arizona Science Center in Phoenix is set to host a free viewing party for the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. This rare astronomical event will occur when the sun and moon cross paths, casting darkness onto the Earth. Phoenix residents will have the opportunity to see 64% coverage between 10:08 a.m. and 12:35 p.m., with the maximum coverage taking place at 11:20 a.m.

The Science Center, located downtown at 600 E. Washington St., will be hosting a viewing party starting at 9 a.m. on the day of the eclipse. Staff will be present throughout the day to offer solar-based activities and education, provide telescopes for viewing the sky, and engage in activities to teach attendees about this unique event within our solar system.

It is important for anyone planning to watch the solar eclipse to wear solar eclipse glasses, as this will protect their eyes from potential sun damage. Some areas of Arizona and the Southwest, including Texas, will experience a total solar eclipse. Additionally, NASA will be launching three rockets during the eclipse to study the effects on the Earth’s atmosphere.

For more information about the event and how to attend, visit https://www.azscience

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