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Great American Solar Eclipse Today

First Full Eclipse since the 1970's

Today marks the first time in 99 years that a total solar eclipse spans across the entire Continental United States.

A total solar eclipse is when the moon fully covers the sun, effectively blocking out the sun’s light for a while as the moon orbits the Earth.

The eclipse is slated to begin at about 12:08 p.m. and Michigan will see a partial eclipse beginning at about 12:58 p.m.

It has been advised by many experts including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to not look directly at the eclipse as it can burn your eyes, and to not use cameras of any kind as the rays from the sun can burn through cameras too.

NASA created special glasses that viewers can use to watch the eclipse safely. The glasses are incredibly hard to find as they sold out relatively quickly.
There are plenty of other ways to watch, which are highlighted here.