Have you heard the news? On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible in the United States! During this rare event, the moon passes between the Sun and Earth, blocking our view of the Sun. While some areas of the country will see a total solar eclipse, in Iowa City, we will see a partial eclipse. At the maximum at 1:12 PM, 92% of the Sun will be obscured by the moon.
To learn more about this exciting phenomenon, check out our guide or stop by the Sciences Library to see our new exhibit. And on August 21st, join us at the Sciences Library for an Eclipse Viewing Party!