College football games set to align with a solar eclipse.

Two upcoming solar eclipses will grace North America in the near future, coinciding with college football games. On October 14, both the Wolverines and Spartans will be in action. In Ann Arbor, where Michigan faces the Indiana Hoosiers, about 35% of the sun will be obscured starting just before noon. Meanwhile, the Spartans will take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in Piscataway, New Jersey, with roughly 20% sun coverage. The eclipse will begin at 12:15 p.m. in Piscataway.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, briefly blocking sunlight. The path of totality, where the sun and moon align perfectly, will cross the southwestern part of North America on October 14, covering areas like Corpus Christi, Texas, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Eugene, Oregon. Remember, it’s crucial to protect your eyes during an eclipse using certified eclipse glasses or a handheld viewer.

Additionally, mark your calendars for another total eclipse on April 8, 2024, which will move northeast, crossing Mexico, Texas, the Great Plains, and the southern Great Lakes region. While Detroit will be near the path of totality, West Michigan will witness around 95% sun coverage during this eclipse.


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