Solar eclipse

Aug 21, 2017

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the solar eclipse.  It’s today.  A rare occurrence.  The sun will be totally blocked by the moon along a path from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina.  Don’t go to South Carolina.  It’s jammed.  Experience a partial eclipse from down here.  It will peak about 2:53 p.m. with 83 percent of the sun obscured.  Don’t look at the sun.  Not through binoculars or a telescope.  Not through a camera.  Not through sunglasses.  Punch a smooth hole with a pin in a sheet of paper.  Turn your back to the sun.  Hold the paper above your shoulder, and let the sun shine through the hole onto a second sheet of paper in your other hand.  Easy.  And safe.  The next solar eclipse over the U.S. won’t be until April 8, 2024.  So enjoy this one.  I’m Paul Janensch.