A total solar eclipse will be visible in Saint Georges on

A total solar eclipse will be visible in Saint-Georges on April 8th

A total solar eclipse will take place on April 8th, an event not to be missed as the next one will take place in 2106.

For this occasion, the Saint-Georges de Beauce Astronomy Club, in collaboration with the Federation of Amateur Astronomers of Quebec, the City of Saint-Georges, the University of Laval and several Cégeps, is organizing a fun activity from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Multiple telescopes, goggles and explanations provide a rich experience.

The rare phenomenon of the solar eclipse will begin at 2:18 p.m., the total eclipse will occur at 3:29 p.m. (total duration 2 minutes and 24 seconds in total darkness) and will end at 4:39 p.m.

People are therefore invited to the rear parking spaces of the Carrefour Saint-Georges.

What is a solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun and casts its shadow on the earth. During a total solar eclipse, the moon completely obscures the sun.

The total solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon. In Quebec, the last one took place in 1972 and the next one will take place in 2106. However, partial solar eclipses occur regularly in Canada.

Details on how to observe safely can be found on the Government of Quebec website.