Sunday night (5/20) will stage a partial solar eclipse, meaning our Moon will be drifting in between the Earth and the Sun. The Sun will appear to be eaten away by the Moon as the eclipse gets under way. Here is a timeline of how the eclipse will go down Sunday night. It is important not to look directly at this eclipse. Looking with the naked eye, through a telescope or binoculars, a camera, and even sunglasses can be catastrophic to your vision and can cause blindness. There are no pain receptors in your eyes so you won’t feel a thing. For a rundown on how to view this eclipse or more info in general check out our previous 2012 Partial Solar Eclipse Blog Post.
So now the logistics of the eclipse are worked out, will the skies cooperate? It looks like they may, there may be a few clouds leftover from a chance of rain early in the day as our cold front advances East. High Pressure will be quick to settle in late tomorrow afternoon to clear our skies. Hopefully it does some work. Our next solar eclipse won’t be until 2017.
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This post was written by jkegges on May 19, 2012