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Total Solar Eclipse 2017

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A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017 and you'll be able to see it if you're in Macon, Ga.!  This will be the country's first total solar eclipse in 38 years. The Museum of Arts & Sciences will be offering hands-on activities all day related to the solar eclipse. Join them around noon for a safe view of the eclipse. It will be at 96% totality!

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometers wide.