Where will you be during the Great American Eclipse? How about at Founders Hall? On Monday, Aug. 21, the earth, moon and sun will spectacularly align, creating an astronomical marvel. States from Oregon to Georgia will experience a total eclipse, in which the moon’s shadow will block the sun completely. In those areas of totality, daylight will turn eerily to twilight, colors will lose their contrast, shadows will sharpen, and phenomenon such as crescent shadows and the sun’s corona will appear. Connecticut will experience a partial eclipse, with about 75% of the sun blocked, a rare event worth watching.
“The sun will look like a crescent moon,” says retired physicist Vernon Beck, “and the sky should be dim enough to see Venus in the western horizon.”