Ready for an epic solar event?
In a few weeks on Monday, August 21st, 2017 a Solar Eclipse will be visible from everywhere in the U.S. Wherever you are you’ll be able to catch a phase of the eclipse. This will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States in 38 years.
Here’s what’s happening.
A solar eclipse happens when the moon casts a shadow on Earth, fully or partially blocking the sun’s light in some areas. Observers within the path of totality will be able to see the sun’s corona (weather permitting). Observers outside this path will see a partial eclipse.[via NASA 2017 Eclipse Across America Flyer]
What Time Will You See It?
Find out what time and how much of the Eclipse you’ll see in your town! Check out this amazing app on created on Vox.com, you can enter your zip code and find out exactly what time frame the eclipse will be visible!
Safely Watch The Eclipse
You can see the sun and the eclipse with special eclipse glasses. NEVER look directly at the sun without appropriate eyewear. Regular sunglasses are not safe to view the eclipse. *Here’s a link to purchase an inexpensive pair of Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses. This particular kit of 10 glasses is only $9.98.
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