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ESU to provide live stream of April 8 total eclipse

Students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at the Emporia State University campus in August 2017, the last time a solar eclipse was viewable in this area. ESU photo.

EMPORIA, Kan. – Emporia State University is offering the opportunity to view a total solar eclipse via live stream when the Earth’s moon moves in front of the sun Monday, April 8, 2024. Viewers can watch by visiting emporia.link/eclipse. The live stream begins at 12:40 p.m. local time with an introductory video, followed by the eclipse, which will last until 3:25 p.m. Totality, or the mid-eclipse point, will occur at 2:08 p.m.

The event is made possible by ESU instructor and Peterson Planetarium director Mark Brown, who will travel to Indianapolis. This is necessary because the total eclipse won’t be visible from Emporia. Those in Emporia, however, will be able to see a partial eclipse beginning at 12:34 p.m.

“This event is unique because the moon’s shadow will be about 45 miles wider than it was in 2017 and will touch more populated areas than it did in 2017,” Brown said. “Also, this is the last total solar eclipse that will cross the United States until Aug. 12, 2045.”

For more information about ESU, see www.emporia.edu.

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