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Eclipse Viewing

Beyond the Total Eclipse

Excitement is building as the date draws near for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years.  The eclipse will cross from Oregon to South Carolina on Monday, August 21, 2017. In Michigan, we’ll only see a partial solar eclipse. Here’s a video illustrating what the eclipse will be like in Ann Arbor. To learn all there is to know about this eclipse, we recommend this site from NASA.


Eclipse Viewing

Monday, August 21, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Weather permitting

Museum staff and members of the U-M Department of Astronomy will be on the Michigan Diag for viewing the partial eclipse of the Sun. Several types of viewing options will be available, from filtered telescopes, projection telescopes, and "eclipse glasses."  

More Information

Path of the eclipse across the US:


Background, times of events, safety, and what we learn from eclipses:


Simulations, and detail of the event from start to finish:

Looking ahead to the 2024 eclipse: