Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Partial solar eclipse this Thursday Oct. 23

See the link below for times, and for how to view the eclipse safely.

A partial solar eclipse is expected to darken the skies of North America this Thursday, Oct. 23, as the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun.

The eclipse will begin near the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Siberia, and then move east, according to NASA. Skywatchers will be able to see the event everywhere in North America except for northern New England and Canada's Maritime provinces, as long as the weather is clear.

Since the eclipse is partial, the sun will not be completely covered by the moon's disk, but it should still be a dramatic experience as the Earth is cast into shadow.


For additional cities and times, NASA has posted a list online.


you can watch the eclipse online courtesy of the Slooh Community Observatory beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern time.


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