Maple Grove Ready for Solar Eclipse 2017
Aug 20, 2017 03:35PM ● Published by Doug Erlien
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:
The 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.
According to Weather.com:
11 a.m. - Sunny
Noon - Sunny
1 p.m. - Partly Cloudy
2 p.m. - Mostly Cloudy
How to Watch:
Taking pictures? Post them to comments below or to the Maple Grove Voice Facebook page!