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Date:
August 21, 2017
Time:
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Time Details:
The moon's shadow will cover about 85% of the sun as seen from Humboldt County, starting at just after 9:00 a.m. and at its darkest by 10:14 a.m.. The eclipse will be over by 11:35 a.m. here. It's been 38 years since the last time a total solar eclipse could be seen from the USA.
Location:
Partial eclipse here in Humboldt County, darkest at 10:14 a.m. (85%). Total Eclipse for areas along the line from Lincoln City Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.
Contact:
707-269-1915
Cost:
Two free local eclipse viewing events are listed below.
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Eclipse Information. Time, Safety, Local Events, How to View, Links.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Ordinary sunglasses are not enough protection to look at the sun, even if there are clouds. Looking at the sun directly, even just part of the sun, can damage your eyes. If you want to see the eclipse, plan to make an eclipse projector or wear a pair of special glasses that are designed to protect your eyes from the partially eclipsed sun.

See the Solar Eclipse!
Monday Aug. 21, at 10:14 a.m.

Make your own pinhole projector from a cereal (or other) box, a short video from NASA.  Make several for your family.

Go to Humboldt State University's Free Eclipse Viewing Event, open to the public starting at 9:00 a.m. & featuring safe telescopes and free eclipse glasses while they last.

Take your kids to the Redwood Discovery Museum's free Eclipse Viewing Party at PAL Camp.

Watch the eclipse online, in real time.

More ideas for how to view the eclipse safely from the American Astronomical Society.


Here's a chart from NASA that shows how the moon will pass between the sun and earth, throwing its shadow over parts of the USA on Monday morning.
NASA eclipse diagram of Moon passing between the Earth & Sun, shadowing Earth.

American Astronomical Society 
list of reputable vendors of solar viewing glasses - places to buy safe eyewear.