The Creative Learning Alliance is preparing for April's total solar eclipse, April 8, 2024. Events will begin on Friday night, April 5th, and run through the viewing party on Monday the 8th.
The last time the United States experienced a total solar eclipse was in 2017. While outside the Northern edge of totality, those in the Joplin region will still experience 95.5% magnitude at the eclipse’s maximum.
In Joplin, the 2024 eclipse will start at 12:34 p.m., reach maximum eclipse at 1:52 p.m., and end at 3:10 p.m. Visitors to the science center will learn the safest ways of viewing the sun and solar eclipses using shadows.
We’ll have a full week of countdown and eclipse activities so mark your calendars!