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Total Solar Eclipse

Later today, on April 8th, a total solar eclipse will cast a shadow over a portion of the United States. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon travels between the sun and the Earth, which temporarily blocks the face of the sun. Those in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermin, New Hampshire, Maine, and parts of Tennessee and Michigan are in the path of totality, meaning viewers there can witness a complete blockage of the sun. If you plan on watching the eclipse, be sure to wear the proper protective eye gear. There is a risk of eye damage if you view the eclipse right before and after the point of totality. 105-year-old Laverne Biser has been chasing eclipses around the world since 1963, and is looking forward to witnessing his 13th eclipse today. Throughout his journeys to Maine, Brazil, South Dakota, and more, Biser has perfected his eclipse watching technique. He encourages viewers to watch the entire eclipse to see the beautiful transformation, and to remove glasses when the sun is completely covered and it is safe to do so. Learn more about when to view the eclipse depending on your location here!

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