It’s Monday, August 21st, 2017…and in case you weren’t aware, it’s the day of the solar eclipse. When we first started talking about this, many Canadians didn’t think we would get a great view of the event, but as it turns out, we can still see about 80% of the total eclipse…which isn’t bad!
Timeanddate.com has provided some helpful information on exactly when the eclipse will happen, including the direction and altitude if you are viewing through a telescope.
Of course, you have to have approved eye wear to view the eclipse, or else you could get serious eye damage, thankfully the promotions department has got me covered.
The hardest part about taking this selfie was that I couldn’t see anything …seriously the lenses are super dark, so if you were thinking sunglasses would cut it, nope.
Good news is that you can head to the Vernon Science Centre to watch safely as they will provide glasses. Happy Watching!
Oh and btw, if you can’t get outside during the eclipse or you don’t have glasses, you can watch a live stream here.