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Explore the fascinating world of solar eclipses through DIY fun, educational resources, and expert insights at The Franklin Institute's dedicated Eclipse Hub.
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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
April 8, 2024

Join us for a free community-wide viewing party as the moon takes center stage to cast its shadow on the Earth! 

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April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Learn about the awe-inspiring magic of the April 8 total eclipse, as millions worldwide unite under the shadow of the moon to marvel at the wonders of the universe.

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Using a "Pinhole Camera" Solar Viewing Device

DIY: Pinhole Solar Viewer

Use materials found in a typical home to make a "Pinhole Camera" viewing device that will allow for easy, inexpensive, and safe solar observing.

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Partial Solar Eclipse occurring at sunrise

The Current: All About Solar Eclipses

Eclipses are all about the alignment of these three objects, which of them is blocking the sun’s light, and the interesting shadows they create. 

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