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Solar Eclipse Safety

 A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon blocks any part of the Sun. On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be
visible (weather permitting) across all of North America. The whole continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting 2 to
3 hours. Halfway through the event, anyone within a roughly 70-mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina
http://bit.ly/1xuYxSu will experience a brief total eclipse, when the Moon completely blocks the Sun’s bright face for up
to 2 minutes 40 seconds, turning day into night and making visible the otherwise hidden solar corona — the Sun’s outer
atmosphere — one of nature’s most awesome sights. Bright stars and planets will become visible as well.

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Source: NASA