The McPherson Museum is planning the trip of a lifetime on Monday, August 21. The journey will take guests to Beatrice, Neb., to view the 2017 total eclipse of the sun. Cost is $75 per person and includes a bus trip, t-shirt, eclipse viewing glasses, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for quality viewing. Tickets must be purchased no later than August 4 to guarantee an official eclipse t-shirt. Tickets are available at the McPherson Museum or by calling 620-241-8464.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, which partially or totally obscures the image of the sun. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the sun’s diameter, ultimately blocking all direct sunlight and turning day into darkness. The eclipse in Beatrice will begin at approximately 11:37 a.m. and will last until approximately 2:25 p.m. with the shadow over Beatrice is predicted to occur at 1:02 p.m. and linger for 2 minutes and 38 seconds.