In just a few days, a rare total solar eclipse will be visible across North America. The path of totality will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.

At the Hall of Justice in Lansing we can expect to see the moon cover 80.0% of the sun. The moon will be in the sun’s path starting at 1:00pm and continue for 2hours 44minutes. The best time to see the peak of the eclipse will be 2:24pm.

The last ti1918-court-collageme a total solar eclipse crossed the nation from the Pacific to the Atlantic was June 8, 1918. On that date it crossed the U.S. from Washington State to Florida, roughly similar to the upcoming total solar eclipse and the last time totality crossed the nation.

In 1918, the Michigan Supreme Court had eight justices. Led by Chief Justice Russell Ostrander, the Court included Justices Joseph MooreFlavius Brooke, John StoneJohn Bird, Joseph SteereFranz Kuhn, and Grant Fellows. Read more about each of these justices by following the link on their name to their biography.