Set a little reminder for about 10:00 am Monday because at 10:24 (if the weather cooperates) we’ll get to see a partial solar eclipse! It should last until about 12:50 “If there’s no cloud to block it out, we’ll see the moon cover close to 70 per cent of the sun,” says Sharon Morsink, an Astrophysics professor at the University of Alberta. The last time we got to see something like this was back in 2014 and the best time for viewing it Monday should be around 11:30.
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Remember, do not look directly at the solar eclipse because you can burn your retinas. According to ab-eyes.com here’s what you should do “Safest methods are by not looking at the sun directly. The best way this is achieved is by making a pinhole projection system. Cheap and very easy to make. Instructions can be found on both the NASA and Telus World of Science ( formerly Space and Science Centre) websites. Pretty much any cardboard box or old shoe box will work perfectly.” I totally remember making these in Elementary school to watch an eclipse!!
Professor Morsink says the next Eclipse won’t be until 2024 and will only be visible in Eastern Canada, so you should take full advantage of this incredible sight on Monday. She also says “It will look like the Cookie Monster taking bites out of the sun.”