Just before sunset, the Moon will pass in front of the Sun and take a bite out of our giant star. This is known as a partial solar eclipse and the best time to view it will be between 4:30pm and sunset. Do not look directly at the Sun. It can damage your eyes. Instead, find eclipse glasses or use a pin-hole camera to see the Sun become crescent-shaped in the western sky. You can also look at the shadow the leaves will make on the ground and see the dappling of the crescent Sun. It should be a pretty sight early this evening if skies can clear. Enjoy and be safe!
The Banner Creek Science Center in Holton will be hosting a solar eclipse viewing today. Their address is 22275 N Road and they are located just west of the main entrance of Banner Creek Reservoir. They will be selling solar eclipse shades for $2.00. The center will be open from 4:15pm – 6:00pm today.