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The Great American Solar Eclipse

Date: August 14, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Main Library 102 3rd Street North Fargo, ND 58102 Get Directions 

Get ready for the solar eclipse! On Monday, Aug. 21 between noon and 2 p.m., the Moon will pass between the Sun and the Earth, causing a solar eclipse. This solar eclipse is the first to be partly visible from all 50 states since 1776! It’s also the deepest eclipse to be visible in the Fargo-Moorhead area since 1979, covering just over 80% of the Sun’s disk. To help us prepare for this celestial occurrence, Dr. Juan Cabenela, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at MSUM will visit the Main Library. He’ll explain the causes of solar eclipses, but even more importantly, he’ll tell us how we can safely view this stunning event. Join us and learn about the Great American Eclipse! This event is open to all ages. No pre-registration is required to attend.