The Solar Eclipse Is Coming. How to Make It a Learning Opportunity

The eclipse makes the outdoors a free laboratory. n a path a little more than 100 miles across, going northeastward from Texas through the Midwest and into New England, 32 million people will be able to see a total eclipse. People who live in that path, also called the path of totality, will see the day turn into night and observe the faint atmosphere of the sun—the corona—surround the dark disk of the moon. Everyone else in North America (more than 400 million people) will see a nice partial eclipse.

By Dennis Schatz & Andrew Fraknoi — March 08, 2024