By Paul Schmitt
The so-called Great American Total Solar Eclipse is coming on Monday, August 21 and will be visible around the country. The Door Peninsula Astronomy Society will be hosting a free event at the astronomy center in Sturgeon Bay to allow the general public to view the eclipse safely. Member Dave Lenius shares what will be available on the 21st.
A total eclipse will not be seen in Wisconsin but Lenius estimates that 75 to 80 percent of the sun will be blocked locally. The eclipse will be visible for two hours and 41 seconds beginning about 11:45 in the morning on August 21, according to Lenius. The Leif Everson Observatory and Stonecipher Astronomy Center which is owned by the Sturgeon Bay School District is located on the end of Utah Street in Sturgeon Bay.