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North and Central Texas will have good weather for viewing Monday's Solar Eclipse! The starting time is 11:40 AM with the peak occurring around 1:09 PM and the eclipse will end at 2:39 PM. Happy viewing, but be safe. Indirect viewing is best, but it you plan to look directly at the sun, make sure that use ISO 12312-2 complaint glasses. If you want to do some indirect viewing, one good way is to make your own pinhole camera: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/learn/project/how-to-make-a- pinhole-camera/
Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies on Monday with a low chance for afternoon storms mainly east. Sky coverage of 20-30 percent should be good for viewing the partial solar eclipse (with proper eye protection of course!). Heat indices will top out in the 99 to 107 degree range during the afternoon.
A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017. Unfortunately, North and Central Texas will be well away from the path of totality (where it actually gets dark). Coverage of the sun over North and Central Texas will range from around 69 percent in Brownwood to nearly 82 percent in Texarkana. The moon's shadow will move across the U.S. at over 1500 mph! The transcontinental trip will occur in 90 minutes! The last time that we've been able to view this much of a solar eclipse was on May 10, 1994. The next solar eclipse that will be viewable from Texas will be an annular eclipse on October 14, 2023. During this event, the maximum shadow (~90 percent coverage) will track from Albuquerque, NM to San Antonio to Corpus Christi. A Total Eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024. Totality will occur from Del Rio, to Killeen, to Dallas, to Little Rock, AR.
It is NOT safe to look directly at the sun without proper protection for your eyes. Doing so can lead to temporary or permanent blindness. The only time that it would be safe to look directly at the sun would be during the 2 minutes or so of totality in the relatively small area that will have complete darkness. Since that won't be true for our area, we must use special glasses that are ISO 12312-2 compliant if we want to look directly at the sun. Another way to observe the solar eclipse is indirect viewing: Here are two ways: * Use a pinhole camera - you can make one yourself; https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/learn/project/how-to-make-a- pinhole-camera/ * Trees - You can look at the images of the sun coming through the holes formed by the leaves. (You'll see a lot of little eclipses.)
The summer of 2017 has been the wettest on record for both Paris and Sulphur Springs. Other locations around North Texas are close to breaking records with more rain in the forecast before the end of the month. (The summer season is June 1 to August 31.)

 
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