Word on the street is that something super exciting is happening this Monday, August 21st. Something about the sun…and the moon? Oh yeah, it’s the solar eclipse of 2017! During a three-hour window, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, blocking all or part of the sun for up to three hours, something that has not been seen in the U.S. since 1979!
The rare occasion is surely a sight to be seen, and you can take part in the event easily with sbX rapid transit running every 10-15 minutes on weekdays. Our friends at Cal State San Bernardino (CSUSB) will set up solar telescopes and pinhole projectors on the CSUSB Library Lawn the morning of the eclipse, and visitors are welcome.
RIDE SBX TO VIEW THE ECLIPSE!
The eclipse begins at around 9 a.m. and lasts for nearly three hours, however, the best time for viewing will be between 10 and 11 a.m. Simply board sbX, ride northbound toward CSUSB, and avoid the hassle of parking and permit fees! There is a free Park-and-Ride at Kendall/Palm nearby, where you can leave your car and ride sbX to campus.
Don’t forget to tag @omnitrans in your astronomically stunning photos!