Planning for the Solar Eclipse

First off, for those of you who didn’t take Earth Science or have forgotten everything you ever learned, a definition.

A Solar Eclipse happens when the moon passes between the earth and the sun and either partially or totally blocks the sun from view.

On August 21, 2017, the United States will be witness to its first solar eclipse in 99 years. Some parts of the country will be treated to a total eclipse. The rest of us will have the privilege of seeing a partial eclipse, but it should still be something to marvel at. People are flooding to areas which will have the best view, my Aunt and Uncle’s town in South Carolina will be a hotspot. I would have gone to stay with them, but sports are ruining my summer.

The eclipse will move in a band across the country.

In Ohio, the partial eclipse will be visible at about 1:06 p.m. According to NASA, maximum eclipse visibility will be at about 2:30 p.m. Weather looks good, hopefully we get sunshine for optimal viewing.

How to Prepare:
Of course it is common sense you can’t stare directly at the sun. If you haven’t bought solar eclipse viewing glasses yet, you may be out of luck. Be a little wary of cheap knockoffs, but if you can still get your hands on the glasses, that is best. Do NOT think sunglasses will be good enough. Eclipses are cool. Vision is cooler.

If you want to stay indoors, or are stuck at work, NASA is broadcasting the eclipse all day. You can see it here.

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Author: Karen Latimer

Dr. Latimer is a Family Physician and Wellness & Parenting Coach. She works with parents who want to feel more confident when helping their children and coaches young adults to help them better navigate college life and transitions. Contact her at to learn more. She is the author of two Audible Originals, Take Back the House -- Raising Happy Parents and Worry Less, Parent Better. She is also the co-founder of the app that makes your life easier and puts social in a healthier place -- List'm.


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