A proud unapologetic Black trans woman speaking truth to power and discussing the world around her since 2006
Monday, August 21, 2017
Total Solar Eclipse Today
I remember the 1970 total solar eclipse that ran up the East Coast of the United States and got a mention in Carly Simon's hit song You're So Vain. It was the last total solar eclipse we experienced in the continental United States until this one that is happening today.
If you live in the 70 mile wide path of totality that will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina, you're going to get the celestial skywatching treat of seeing a total solar eclipse.
Assuming your local weather cooperates.
Those of us in Houston will only get a partial solar eclipse that covers about 67% of the Sun that will start around 11:46 AM CDT and end around 2:45 PM CDT.
But in any case, whether it is the total or partial, be advised not to look directly at it/ You can go to you local planetarium to see it or check out this webstream broadcast of it on NASA's website.