By Tim Kowols
Excitement is building for the first total solar eclipse to only touch what is considered American soil in 760 years. A total eclipse occurs when the moon completely hides the solar surface, cutting off all direct rays of light. While Wisconsinites will only get to enjoy a partial eclipse, Gary Henkelmann from the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society says club members are heading down St. Clair, Missouri to watch the total eclipse unfold.
Henkelmann says residents and visitors can watch the eclipse occur from Door Peninsula Astronomical Society’s Leif Everson Observatory in Sturgeon Bay where they will have equipment available to safely watch the eclipse on August 21 and keep track of its progress across the country.