Winona State University's Geoscience Department will host a solar eclipse viewing event from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Monday, Aug. 21st on WSU's Main Campus.
The entire Winona Community is invited to view the eclipse safely using a number of techniques such as telescopes with solar filters, eclipse glasses and pinhole cameras. Telescopes, viewing devices and information will be set up in two locations on campus: on the lawn in front of Phelps Hall and between Kryzsko Commons and Minne Hall.
The eclipse will start at 11:45 a.m. local time when the Moon's disk first makes contact with the Sun's disk. The maximum eclipse, as seen from Winona, will occur at 1:09 p.m. when the Moon's disk covers approximately 85 percent of the Sun. The eclipse will end when the Moon's disk moves off the Sun's disk by 2:31 p.m.
You are welcome to stop by any time during this three-hour period to view the Sun, learn about eclipses and enjoy this rare and unique astronomical event.