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Solar eclipse on Thursday: Seven ways to see it safely
Solar eclipse on Thursday: Seven ways to see it safely

A solar eclipse will sweep across most of the United States on Thursday, and you definitely want to check it out -- safely. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon is between Earth and the sun and blocks all or part of the solar disk. Thursday's eclipse is a partial eclipse, which means the moon will only obscure a portion of the sun. The eclipse is visible at different times depending on where you live. (Sky and Telescope has this handy table to tell you the best time to see the eclipse in your area.)  Here in Los Angeles, it begins at 2:07 p.m. and peaks at 3:27 p.m. The entire shebang is over at 4:39 p.m.  You are not going to want to look directly at the sun during...

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