On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.
Riverside, CA will be treated to a partial solar eclipse, with the Moon covering up to 62% of the Sun.
Eclipse start – 9:06 AM local time (PDT)
Maximum eclipse – 10:22 AM
Eclipse end – 11:46 AM
HOW TO VIEW A SOLAR ECLIPSE
NEVER observe a solar eclipse without proper protection, you might go blind. Sunglasses and dark glass do not work to protect your eyes.
There are several safe ways to see solar eclipses:
- See the shadow cast by leaves of a tree
- Get safe solar eclipse viewing glasses
- Approach your local astronomical society
- Watch it live through NASA TV
- Through projection