Watch the eclipse in Detroit right here.
Here's the schedule:
- 1:03 p.m. -- partial eclipse begins
- 2:27 p.m. -- maximum eclipse time
- 3:47 p.m. -- partial eclipse ends
Watch eclipse with cardboard cutout method
If you don't have the special eclipse glasses, you can use the old cardboard cutout/paper plates hole technique.
Meteorologist Paul Gross demonstrates that method:
Paul is standing with his back to the sun in anticipation of the moon's shadow blocking the punched-out hole in the cardboard. This technique is actually a lot cooler than it looks. You should be able to see the outline of the moon as it passes by the sun. It's better than nothing.
Watch eclipse live stream
If you don't feel like going outside and waiting for the partial eclipse in Michigan, be sure to watch the live stream here on ClickOnDetroit. We will have a stream of the eclipse from the path of totality.
"Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA"
NASA will offer hours of coverage online (available here on ClickOnDetroit) and on NASA Television beginning at noon Eastern. It plans livestreaming of the eclipse beginning at 1 p.m. EDT with images from satellites, research aircraft, high-altitude balloons and specially modified telescopes.
FULL COVERAGE: ClickOnDetroit.com/Eclipse
Next eclipse is April 8, 2024
A better opportunity for Michiganders to see a total solar eclipse is April 8, 2024, when the path of totality could make its way into Toledo, Ohio. If you want to wait another seven years, that will be a much quicker drive for anyone who wants to see the total solar eclipse firsthand.