Future Technologies & Enabling Plasma Processes and The University of Alabama in Huntsville Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research are partnering with NASA’s IMAP (Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe).

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Join us on April 8, 2024, for a Solar Eclipse Viewing Event on the UAH Campus, in the Charger Union Lawn (breezeway). Huntsville will have around 90% coverage!

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UAH Charger Union
  • Date: April 8, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Location: The University of Alabama in Huntsville Charger Union Lawn / 4705 Holmes Ave Huntsville, AL 35899
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What is a solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, casting its shadow on the Earth’s surface. This occurs during the New Moon phase when the three align perfectly. There are three types: total, partial, and annular. In a total eclipse, the Sun is entirely obscured, creating darkness and revealing stars. A partial eclipse shows a crescent-shaped Sun, while an annular eclipse leaves a ring of sunlight around the Moon’s edges. These rare events have fascinated humanity for centuries, inspiring both scientific study and cultural interpretations.