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A Brief, Partial Eclipse of the Sun

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A solar eclipse will take place this Sunday, November 3.  It will be a total eclipse for parts of central Africa and the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.  The U.S. gets only a partial eclipse...and only those in eastern states will get to see any of it.

And it won't last long for us.

Here in the western Carolinas, the eclipse will be ongoing at sunrise (that's at 6:52 AM at GSP), with a small piece of sun being covered up by the moon.  It won't last long...the sun should be back to full around 7:07 AM!

Since the sun will be very low on the horizon when this happens, the only way to see this will be to have a clear view of the horizon...with no trees, hills, or buildings in your way.  Otherwise, it will all be over by the time you actually have a chance to see the sun.

Also, DON'T LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN!

Sky and Telescope magazine has a rather comprehensive write-up about this eclipse here; you will find information about the eclipse, where it can be seen, and how to safely view it.
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