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Total solar eclipse darkens Pennsylvania

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Photo taken from science.nasa.gov website, used for educational purposes only.

The 100-year Eclipse returns–but don’t be late.

On April 8th, for the first time since 1925, part of America will experience a total solar eclipse. The sun will be fully covered by the moon for some time, in this case, about four minutes. This is the first eclipse to cross coast to coast since 1918, and NASA predicts the next total eclipse for the U.S. will be in 2044 and will only involve a few midwestern states. 

Dozens of school districts in and around Erie, Pennsylvania will be closed on April 8th for the once-in-a-lifetime event and more seem to be adding to that list. Because the eclipse is happening around afternoon dismissal, towns in the “totality path” are expecting thousands of visitors to witness this special event. Highways, small-town roads, restaurants, and hotels are expecting large crowds and congested roadways. 

According to NASA the path of the eclipse starts in Mexico at 11:07 am EST then enters the United States in Texas at 1:30 EST, and will go through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Some parts of Tennessee and Michigan will get a partial view of the eclipse. The big event is expected to end at 4:30 pm EST.

Viewing Tips:

  • Please remember to view the eclipse safely and wear proper eyewear–even if you only have a partial view. According to Cnet.com, look for ISO 12312-2 to meet international safety standards. 
  • If you plan on taking pictures, you will need to protect your eyes and your camera lens with safety glasses. You can acquire free eclipse glasses at any Warby Parker location.
  • The best place to view the total eclipse in Pennsylvania will be in the western region near Erie at 3:18 pm EST. For more information, you can explore science.nasa.gov/eclipse.
  • Want to plug in your zip code for optimal viewing? Check out this interactive map and viewing guide at USAToday.com.
  • Want a snack while viewing? Burger King is offering free whoppers on April 8.

 

 

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