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The moon in front of the sun forming a solar eclipse. Photo by Pixabay.

Join the solar eclipse viewing party on campus

April 8, 2024 — 

The moon will partially block the sun on the afternoon of Monday, April 8, and we invite you to view the eclipse with us (safely!) from 1:30 P.M. until 2:30 P.M. on the quad. Be one of the first 500 people to join us and we will provide you with free eclipse glasses.

Remember, safety first! Use ISO 12312-2:2015 compliant solar eclipse glasses, not sunglasses, to protect your eyes. Do not view the eclipse with binoculars or telescopes unless equipped with a solar filter.

Kelvin Au, a PHD student in Astrophysics at University of Manitoba, spoke to CTV Winnipeg about the significance of this event.

“It’s quite rare. I mean, the next total one’s going to be in 2044, that we’re going to be seeing in North America,” said Au. “So as far as the partial one goes, I would say it’s decently rare, and it’s something worth checking out.”

This event may be cancelled with short notice for weather.

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