Phoenix Residents Prepare for Total Solar Eclipse with Arizona Science Center Hosting Free Viewing Party

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 see the sun and moon cross paths, casting darkness onto the Earth. Phoenix residents will have the opportunity to witness 64% coverage between 10:08 a.m. and 12:35 p.m., with maximum coverage occurring at 11:20 a.m.

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

It’s important to note that anyone planning to watch the solar eclipse should wear solar eclipse glasses to protect their eyes from potential sun damage. Some areas of Arizona and the Southwest, including Texas, will experience a total solar eclipse during this time. Furthermore, NASA is launching three rockets during the eclipse to study its impact on Earth’s atmosphere.

For more information about this exciting event, visit Arizona Science Center’s website at https://www.azscience

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