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Lake Mead Recreational Area holding solar eclipse viewing party

Lake Mead Recreational Area holding solar eclipse viewing party

The enterprising Yankee's knowledge of history, in particular the date and timing of the solar eclipse of June 21, 528, saves him from execution and elevates him to one of Arthur's most honored advisors.

The 2017 eclipse is the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States since February 26, 1979.

At Lake Mead, 71 percent of the sun will be eclipsed.

The National Park Service encouraged visitors to prepare to have a safe viewing opportunity during the eclipse.

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Corinne Geller, a Virignia State Police spokeswoman, says the pilot and a passenger were killed in the crash Saturday afternoon. Although a few cars were held up by the march , police say the demonstration is peaceful and there have been no arrests.

Some are saying it will be the most-watched show in the US and although Southwest Florida residents will not be able to see the full eclipse, viewers can still suffer from irreversible eye damage, said Doctor Jonathan Frantz, owner of Frantz Eye care in Lee County.

Normal sunglasses will not protect your eyes, Frantz said.

The American Astronomical Society has a list of reputable eclipse glasses and handheld viewers on its website - stamped with this approval code: 12312-2. There will be free eclipse shades and solar filtered telescopes on hand for the event.

Here in OR, we won't see another total solar eclipse until 2169, when one will cross Portland, Seattle, Boise and Salt Lake City - though another one glances the OR coast in 2108.


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