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On Sunday 86 Percent Of The Sun Will Disappear Over Los Angeles During An Annular Eclipse!

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This coming Sunday is going to be spectacular up in the sky! Did you know that there is going to be an “annular” eclipse of the sun?

Not for Los Angeles, we’ll only get to see 86% of the sun disappear. Those up in Northern California will be blessed with an “Annular” Eclipse!

For those of you that will be in the direct path of the eclipse will see what is called a “ring of fire” eclipse, known as an “annular” eclipse. The edges of the sun will remain visible while the moon obscures most of the sunlight.

According to the Griffith Park Observatory, the solar eclipse will occur late in the day on Sunday, May 20th, beginning at 5:24 p.m., reaching its max at 6:38 p.m., and exiting the sun’s path at 7:42 p.m., just 10 minutes before sunset.

But remember DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN!!! Here are some easy tips on viewing the eclipse safely!

  • The easiest way is to cast a shadow with your fingers (making a criss-cross pattern), the shadow cast on the ground will form “mini” eclipses!
  • You can also poke a hole in piece of cardboard, and then angle the cardboard to project the sun’s light on another piece. The smaller the hole, the sharper image you can get.
  • Another easy way is using a hand mirror to reflect the light of the sun onto a wall or some other surface.
  • Also, using binoculars to project an image of the sun on a surface. But don’t use them to look at the sun!
  • Remember, regular sunglasses will not protect your eyes.
  • No. 14 welder’s mask will also work.

Check out this great video!!

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7YX2blo1eRk#!

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