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DSU’s Wiley Planetarium to Host Eclipse Fest


On Saturday, October 14, Cleveland will experience a partial solar eclipse. Delta State University’s Wiley Planetarium is hosting Eclipse Fest during the next two weeks, in preparation for the event. Solar physicist and planetarium director Dr. Maria Weber will hold a series of planetarium shows about solar science, eclipses, and how to safely view the eclipse. One pair of eclipses glasses is included with each ticket purchase.

Partial solar eclipses occur when the Moon temporarily covers a portion of the Sun. The partial eclipse begins on October 14 at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m., with the Moon blocking the most light (a bit more than 60% coverage) at 12:01 p.m.

Weber said, “Solar eclipses are incredibly special and rare events. We are lucky to be in the path of partial eclipses this October and another one in April. In Mississippi, we’ll have to wait until 2045 to catch the next total solar eclipse.