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Maple Grove Ready for Solar Eclipse 2017

Aug 20, 2017 03:35PM ● By Doug Erlien
The United States will witness a total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. 

Due to the location of the eclipse, Maple Grove will see a partial eclipse with a .86 magnitude, or the fraction of the sun’s diameter covered by the moon (Any number greater than 1 equates to a total eclipse).

 A total eclipse happens when the moon completely covers the sun. According to NASA, a total eclipse will last no longer than seven and a half minutes, but is usually less than three minutes long, which according to NASA is the case with the 2017 event. 

The duration of the event will be approximately two hours and 45 minutes beginning at 11:45 a.m. The maximum magnitude will take place at 1:06 P.M.

Where to Watch:
Maple Grove Library will host an event beginning at 11:45 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21. In the event of clouds, attendees will be invited inside the library to attempt to watch a live stream of the event.

There is no charge for the event.

The Weather:
According to
11 a.m. - Sunny
Noon - Sunny
1 p.m.  - Partly Cloudy
2 p.m. -  Mostly Cloudy

How to Watch: 
How to View Solar Eclipse 2017 Safely sponsored - Aug 14 2017 0955PM

How to View Solar Eclipse 2017 Safely (sponsored)

Maple Grove Eye Doctors / Pearle Vision Maple Grove offer tips on eye safety during the eclipse to avoid post-exposure symptoms. Read More » 

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