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Services and access to JMCC on April 8, 2024

March 22, 2024

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Essex County will experience a total solar eclipse April 8th for the first time in more than 200 years!

Around 1:58 p.m., as the moon moves between the Earth and the sun, temperatures may drop, and the sky will darken to almost complete darkness with just a thin sliver of sunlight visible.

A solar eclipse creates a halo-effect of bright light around the circumference of the sun, so even a brief, unprotected glance at the sun can damage eyesight, in some cases, permanently.

The solar eclipse should start at approximately 1:58 p.m. and end at 4:28 p.m. Windsor-Essex will experience some of the most intense effects of the eclipse between 1:57 p.m. and 3:17 p.m. 

Out of concern for the safety of our clients and our staff, appointments scheduled after 11:00 a.m. are being rescheduled for another day, or families will be offered virtual appointments. 

Play McGivney, our accessible playground, will be closed for the afternoon.

University of Windsor astronomy instructor Steven Pellarin & vice-president of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Windsor Centre is very excited, saying “a total solar eclipse like the one coming April 8 to south Essex County is a one-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed: with the proper eye protection.”  Read more on his interview here, along with some great tips and resources.

More Resources:

Watch the eclipse safely indoors with these live streams:

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