Solar Eclipse SundayMay 17th, 2012 at 12:36 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
From roughly 8:15 PM until sunset (9 PM), a portion of the sun will be blocked by the moon – a solar eclipse. Go to this site to learn more and see what the eclipse might look like over Lake Michigan. Don’t get your hopes up. The sun will be very low on the horizon, just before sunset, and it would have to be clear to the horizon to be visible. Only a portion of the sun will be blocked. We also have a decent chance that clouds or a combination of clouds and haze will block the view. Here’s a video on the event. Another video of the effect mainly over the Pacific Ocean. Members of the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society are planning on setting up telescopes at Warren Dunes State Park to witness this solar system alignment. The best view of this eclipse will be in the Western U.S., the Aleutian Islands, Japan and Southeast China. There are better solar eclipses coming in August 2017 and April 2024. There will also be solar eclipses in 2044 and 2045. Picture from NASA. Here’s a cool solar eclipse picture.