Your Guide to Watching the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Local libraries distributing eclipse glasses

According to, the eclipse will be viewable in Oakland County Monday, Aug. 21, between 1:02 p.m. and 3:46 p.m., with the maximum eclipse visibility 2:26 p.m.

The path of totality will enter the US on the Oregon Coast and exit on the coast of SC.

Brookhaven's emergency Management Coordinator advises taking adequate precautions when viewing the near total eclipse. The path of the eclipse started in the Northwest, beginning in Washington and traveling east to North Dakota before moving into Canada.

The event on August 21 will a total solar eclipse and will be the first time it's casting a full shadow across the entire US since 1918.

As the eclipse makes its way from coast to coast across the United States, there is no part of Canada where the sun will be completely eclipsed.

Depending on the location, the totality will last anywhere from a few seconds to two minutes and 41 seconds.

Some 70 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon at maximum eclipse.

This app's main function is to tell you whether you're in a good spot to see the eclipse.

A total eclipse of the sun is one of the most awe-inspiring natural phenomena in the world, so be sure to make your plans to see it well in advance!

Anyone within the 70-mile-wide path that stretches through fourteen states from OR to SC will experience a total eclipse, arguably nature's most awe inspiring sight.

"Throughout the City of Spokane - a lot of excitement around the solar eclipse", Simpson said.

If you're out of luck and can't catch this eclipse, the next one is just seven years away in 2024 and will be over Arkansas.

That being said, still expect it to get dark across the area during the event.

Solar eclipse sunglasses run $2.49 and the binocular version runs $7.99.

At the Downtown Spokane Public Library, Friday will be the last chance for your child to learn what the eclipse is all about, and learn how to safely look at the sun.

Get your Dr. Sky August star chart.

We will only experience a partial solar eclipse here in the region, parts of the U.S will experience a total solar eclipse, which has not happened since 1979.

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