Solar eclipse 2017: Where to watch in the DC area

Low cloud forecast for midday Monday
Low cloud forecast for midday Monday
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16 August, 2017

Our area will only have about 70% totality for the 2024 eclipse, but we'll have 90% totality next week! In Hyannis, the eclipse will peak at 2:49 p.m. with 64 percent obstruction. The last time any part of the USA saw a total eclipse was in 1979.

Anyone planning to view the total solar eclipse should get a pair of solar viewing glasses.

But viewing an eclipse can be a risky endeavor.

The school is working with the Kennedy Space Center for speakers and displays. It may be hard to tell the difference, however, between genuine protective gear and fake glasses or viewers as some counterfeit makers are placing ISO labels on them.

Those wishing to catch the full total eclipse experience will have to travel somewhere along the path of totality, an approximately 70-mile-wide path stretching from OR to SC where the total eclipse will be viewable.

At second contact, which is when totality begins. Millions are expected to watch the astronomical event, which will cross 14 states, from OR to SC.

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Mid-level cloud forecast for Monday

The eclipse will last 2 hours and 34 minutes, beginning at 2.51 pm and ending at 5.25 pm. "These are certified both in the United Kingdom and the united states".

Beaufort Academy is located at 240 Sams Point Road in Beaufort. We don't have a lot of public health issues in ophthalmology where we're really anxious about things that threaten the eye health of the population ...

According Knopp, "The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers". He says what you see on the day of the eclipse will all rest on where you are located in the state. "Never look at the sun through the pinhole - it is not safe", says NASA.

Get advice for using a solar filter.

Looking at the sun with substandard glasses may cause permanent damage to your eyes. "If you glance at the Sun through your solar filter and find it uncomfortably bright, out of focus, and/or surrounded by a bright haze, it's no good".

"It looks nearly dark as night, except for that little ring that's going to be around the sun".

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