The solar eclipse will be visible in Michigan on Monday, Aug 21, 2017 so in the interests of maximal eclipse enjoyment, I’m publishing this special Sunday Michigan in Pictures!
The brighter stars and the planets come out. Animals change their behavior. Birds and squirrels nest. Cows return to the barn. Crickets chirp. There is a noticeable drop in both light level and air temperature. It is an eerie feeling. Totality can last for no more than about seven and a half minutes but is usually less than three minutes long.
-National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Tomorrow is the day for the total eclipse, although in Michigan we will see only 70-80% of the sun eclipsed by the moon (less as you move northward) it’s still a rare opportunity. Here’s times for a range of Michigan locations:
- Munising – onset: 12:56 pm | max: 2:16 pm | end: 3:35 pm
- Marquette – onset: 12:54 pm | max: 2:15 pm | end: 3:34 pm
- Grand Rapids (and Traverse City) – onset: 12:58 pm | maximum: 2:22 pm | end: 3:43 pm
- Lansing (and Mackinac Island) – onset: 1:00 pm | max: 2:24pm| end: 3:35 pm
- Sault Ste Marie – onset: 1:00 pm | max: 2:20 pm | end: 3:37pm
- Detroit – onset: 1:03 pm | max: 2:27 pm | end: 3:47 pm
- Get the precise times and also the amount of the sun that will be eclipsed at Vox’s solar eclipse tool.
NASA’s Eclipse 2017 website is definitely the place to go for all of your eclipse watching & info needs. In addition to the NASA Goddard Instagram feed and an Eclipse 2017 Flickr group where you can share photos from the eclipse with people from all over, there’s…
- …information for how to watch the eclipse safely – because you can irrevocably damage your eyeballs! One way is to make a pinhole projector.
- …basic information on how the eclipse works.
- …all kinds of Livestreams to watch the eclipse.
- …all kinds of other things from Apps & Eclipse Activities to NASA’s coast to coast chase of the eclipse.