The diverse colors, the falling leaves, the autumn scents — these are just a few things that make fall a can’t-miss season at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
This year, there’s another.
“Eclipse season is back at Penn State Behrend,” says Darren Williams, professor of physics and astronomy. “The Earth, moon and sun are involved in a unique gravitational dance that occasionally moves one object through the shadow of another. Exact alignment of the three bodies is relatively rare and tends to produce eclipses viewable somewhere on Earth every six months.”