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2017 Total Solar Eclipse Information

Aug 15, 2017

Coming Monday, August 21, the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse is expected to be one of the most viewed astronomical events ever! It's the first eclipse that will be seen from coast to coast in 99 years.

With the path of totality (full darkness) stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, each of the 48 contiguous states will experience some percentage of the eclipse. In the Greater Cincinnati area, we will be around 90% coverage.

There are right and wrong (very wrong) ways to view an eclipse.  Please take a look at this information from our friends at the Cincinnati Observatory to make sure you are ready to safely enjoy the eclipse.

To know more about eclipses, safe viewing options, terminology, some personal experiences and more, we have three great listening options for you:

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The upcoming total solar eclipse has astronomers and non-astronomers alike excited as the path of totality will bisect the US from Oregon to South Carolina. 

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