See the April 8th Eclipse … in Michigan … sort of

Eclipse Series by Ian Parker

Eclipse Series by Ian ParkerBefore you read this, know that there is a BIG difference between a 99% total eclipse and a 100% total eclipse – literally the difference between night & day. The Detroit Free Press shares that just a tiny sliver of Monroe County near Toledo will be in the path of totality for the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024:

The head of astronomy at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, Michael Narlock, said the rest of the state will get about 98% sun coverage. Detroit will get about 99% coverage. Here’s the 2024 solar eclipse schedule for Detroit on April 8, 2024:

Start time for partial eclipse: 1:58 p.m.
Maximum coverage (99%): 3:14 p.m.
End time for partial eclipse: 4:27 p.m.

The Freep has times & maximum coverage across Michigan. Do understand that you have to be in the path to see the full eclipse!

photo credit: Eclipse Series by Ian Parker