Eclipse party at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

On Aug. 21, millions of people across the United States will see an amazing sight for the first time in 40 years — a total eclipse of the sun.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - On Aug. 21, millions of people across the United States will see an amazing sight for the first time in 40 years — a total eclipse of the sun.

Here in West Michigan, we will see the sun about 85 percent eclipsed, which will still be an awesome experience.

Even though the sun is about 400 times larger than the moon, it is also about 400 times farther away, making it just the right size for an eclipse. WZZM

WZZM 13 and the Grand Rapids Public Museum are hosting a special ECLIPSE PARTY filled with hands-on activities, a live broadcast on WZZM 13, everything you ever wanted to know about eclipses and safe eclipse viewing between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The path of this summer's eclipse will hit five state capitols and be less than a two day drive from anywhere in the continental United states. WZZM

Come on down and experience this fantastic moment with us!

For more information on the event, go to www.grpm.org

Or see a partial eclipse this year on August 21 WZZM

If you want to learn more about eclipses, you can see “Eclipses and Phases of the Moon” in the Chaffee Planetarium and enjoy these Eclipse Lessens to tide you over until the real thing!

Experience the eclipse for yourself August 21st WZZM

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