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Partial Eclipse will take place Saturday

There are two significant solar eclipses occurring in the United States over the next six months. The first is an annular eclipse, happening Saturday, Oct. 14. The second (and more powerful), is the total solar eclipse, coming up on April 8, 2024.

In our region, expect a partial annular eclipse (between 50% and 60% from north to south) on Saturday.

The partial eclipse will begin at 10:38 a.m. Central Time.

You should never directly look at the sun, even if you have sunglasses on. You’ll want to purchase eclipse glasses or solar viewers. Be sure the glasses comply with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard for filters for direct viewing of the sun.