On Monday, the world is about to witness another rare heavenly event, The perfect Solar Eclipse. People from Europe to Asia, all are excited about this much-talked event. You might be also planning for eclipse parties & setting your TV sets tuned to channels or your internet to NASA websites!
Though people are planning it very well to take that ‘Picture perfect’ shot of this rare event, there are some better plans here to witness this phenomena. While avid astronomers booked their totality travel plans months ago, novice skywatchers plan to witness the Great American Eclipse closer to home by attending viewing parties.
The solar eclipse’s path of totality will sprawl across the U.S. from Lincoln Beach, Ore, to Charleston, S.C. Outside of the path of totality. As in the Red River Valley, a partial eclipse will allow residents to view a percentage of the moon’s shadow starting around 11:30 a.m. until about 2:30 p.m. So, you can be present there to watch it as well.
In the Fargo area, the sun is going to be 80 percent covered, so it will be the deepest partial eclipse we will have here in quite a long time. So you can plan your eclipse parties right there in Fargo Moorhead area.
It is strongly recommended for either purchasing or making special eclipse glasses to view the natural phenomenon safely. In this way, you will be able to both witness this amazing event, & in an All- protection Mode. Experts say to protect the eyes while you’re watching the Solar Eclipse.
You can go for anyone of these parties to have your perfect Solar Eclipse view –
- MSUM Eclipse Viewing Party begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. in the G-3 parking lot near the corner of 11th Street and Sixth Avenue South in Moorhead.
- NDSU Safe Eclipse Viewing begins at 11:45 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. Find the table at the south entrance of the South Engineering building at 1211 Albrecht Blvd., Fargo.
- Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at the Dr. James Carlson Library on 32nd Avenue South in Fargo begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Kids of all ages are invited to learn through snacks and crafts.
- Eclipse Viewing Party at the Red River Zoo begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Children receive free admission. Special Red River Zoo eclipse glasses available for the first 1,100 people.