What to expect in Mid-Michigan during total solar eclipse

Posted at 7:47 AM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 08:23:52-04

A total solar eclipse will happen August 21st in North America. It will travel across the United States, coast-to-coast, for the first time in 99 years.

From about 10 a.m. on the west coast until nearly 3 p.m. on the east coast, the moon's shadow will create total darkness during the day in 14 states, blocking out the sun and creating an experience unlike anything else on earth.

Dr. Nicole Zellner, Planetary Scientist at Albion College said, "Here in Michigan the partial eclipse will start at about 1 p.m. and last until 3:45 or so, with maximum coverage at 2:27 p.m. and that maximum coverage will last about two minutes, and again it's about 85% coverage in Mid-Michigan."