On Monday, August 21st, 2017, people across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight.
The so-called Great American Total Solar Eclipse will darken skies all the way from Oregon to South Carolina, along a stretch of land about 70 miles wide. People who descend upon this “path of totality” for the big event are in for an unforgettable experience.
I’ll be broadcasting “LIVE” on Mix 100.5 from outside the Palm Springs Public Library, located at 300 S. Sunrise Way beginning at 9am for a FREE viewing party. Early arrival is suggested. FREE Solar Eclipse glasses will be distributed, one per person, while supplies last. You may bring lawn chairs and telescopes for your convenience. For more info, call the Palm Springs Public Library at (760) 322-7323
I sat down with Haley Clawson, Chief Meteorologist at KESQ – News Channel 3 for an in depth interview about the Solar Eclipse. We discussed everything from identifying counterfeit Solar Eclipse viewing glasses, highly visible locations, iPhone lens safety and scientific details on what to expect in the Palm Springs area.
(Interview with Haley Clawson | Instagram: @haleyclawsonwx | www.kesq.com)
Who Can See It?
Everyone in the contiguous United States, in fact, everyone in North America plus parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will see at least a partial solar eclipse, while the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 14 states.