Willowbrook students attend presentation to learn about total solar eclipse

On April 2, Rick Gering with the Naperville Astronomical Association (pictured above) presented to Willowbrook students in preparation for the April 8 total solar eclipse.

To prepare for the total solar eclipse that will take place on April 8, the Willowbrook Library Media Center and the Willowbrook Science Department welcomed Rick Gering with the Naperville Astronomical Association to present on April 2.

Gering met with students to discuss what they can expect on April 8 (including a description of each stage of a total solar eclipse), where the eclipse will be most visible and how to view it safely. He also provided information about previous eclipses, showed a video of the 2017 total solar eclipse and answered questions.

According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), “A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun.” For more information, go to https://science.nasa.gov/eclipses/future-eclipses/eclipse-2024. For more information about the Naperville Astronomical Association, go to http://www.stargazing.net/naa/index.shtml.