Ya Gotta Watch That Great American Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, a heavenly happening will be the first coast-to-coast solar phenom of its kind in nearly a century. On eclipse day, the moving sun will disappear behind the moon for about two minutes at each location.

The brilliant event includes a path across the skies at certain times from Oregon to South Carolina. Check the area where you’ll be for scheduled special ceremonies and other celebrations of the eclipse.

It could show above your hometown or at a location where you’re traveling elsewhere in the US, Mexico, Caribbean or Canada. Plan to be an observer of this once-in-a-lifetime event with eyes and/or camera telephoto lens.

Warning: Be sure to protect your eyes from eclipse damage. If you intend to stare directly at the sun, wear certified-safe eclipse glasses. Or avoid direct eye contact by reflecting the brilliant image to view it safely on a nearby wall.

Check with local newscasts and online sites, including http://www.space.com › Skywatching. Learn minute-by-minute details on the total solar eclipse in the sky as it passes over your location.

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