The biggest astronomical event in several decades will occur Monday, August 21 when a total solar eclipse will darken the skies over North America.
To celebrate this celestial occasion, The Pop Shop in Collingswood will host a “Partial Eclipse Party” all day long. Special menu items — Dark Side of the Moon Shake, Moon Pie Pancakes, Milky Way Sundae and more — will be available. Kids can make their own edible constellations. Eclipse themed music will be playing and free viewing glasses will be given to the first 25 guests.
Although Pop Shop is not the epicenter of the eclipse excitement, the moon WILL gradually cover the sun at 2:45pm creating a 70-75 sunlight blockage over Collingswood for approximately two minutes. After the eclipse reaches its peak, the sun will slowly be visible again as the moon continues moving in its orbit.
Join in this special North American celebration before or after the eclipse! Reservations accepted 856-869-0111 ext 5.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the Earth and the sun, temporarily blocking the sun’s rays from shining on our planet. A partial solar eclipse is when only part of the sun gets blocked; a total solar eclipse is when the entire sun gets blocked. Total eclipses are rare events. The last one visible in parts of the continental United States was 38 years ago and the last time a total coast-to-coast eclipse occurred was 99 years ago, in 1918.