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Partial Eclipse: Monday, August 21st, 2017

Partial Eclipse: Monday, August 21st, 2017

On Monday, August 21st, the sun and moon will line up to create a full solar eclipse in the continental United States, and a partial eclipse in Canada. Toronto and the GTA will see about a 70% partial solar eclipse, and that number decreases the further north you live.

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is planning to set up telescopes to show the various phases of the partial eclipse through telescopes equipped with filters to allow safe viewing. See the full list for where to go in your city.

In the Niagara region, the Niagara Centre will be having a public viewing event at Joseph McCafferyPark (61 Vansickle Road, St. Catharines), from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

In the Niagara and GTA region, the partial eclipse begins at approximately 1:10 pm, maximum at 2:33 pm at 72% coverage, with the partial eclipse ending at 3:49 pm.

NASA will show an eclipse LIVE stream here.  Use NASA’s #Eclipse2017 hashtag to share your eclipse experience.

What precautions to undertake:

*Never look at the sun directly.

*Do not look at the eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device.

*Purchase ISO or CE approved eclipse glasses.

*Supervise children using solar filters.


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