First total solar eclipse coming to Ontario since 1925

It’s a once-in-a-century event, and local astronomers are letting you know exactly how to get the most out of the upcoming solar eclipse.

Jim Goetz, head of the Solar Eclipse Committee for the Royal Astronomical Society-Kitchener Centre, is coordinating activities to engage people in the region on the big day on April 8.

It’s the first total solar eclipse near Waterloo Region since 1925.

“The best thing is to be in a place where a whole bunch of people are standing around because is a big crowd all enjoying some celestial event,” said Goetz. “It’s the biggest astronomical event that’s happening in Ontario in 100 years. Why not make a day out of it?”

The Royal Astronomical Society-Kitchener Centre has chosen Dunnville as the site for their viewing event. It sits in that ‘path of totality’, where the moon will completely cover the sun.

Niagara Falls, Hamilton, St. Catherines and Grimsby will all see a total solar eclipse for two to three minutes.

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