Cloudy skies are expected for the first Solar eclipse to hit the united states since 1979. The eclipse will start in Lincoln Beach, Oregon at 9:05 a.m. PDT and end in Charleston, S.C. at 4:09 p.m. EDT. For those in the path of the total solar eclipse, it will last two minutes and 40 seconds at most.
Doctors warn to not stare at the eclipse. Use of certified glasses or the darkest welding masks are recommended as eye protection. The safest way to view the eclipse is via a pinhole projector. A video on how to make a projector can be found on NASA’s website. In Ludington, peak viewing time should be 2:20pm, if the clouds stay away. The United states won’t have to wait long for a better opportunity to see an eclipse, as the next one will arrive in 7 years on April 8, 2024, travelling from Texas through the Northeast U.S. lasting up to 4 minutes.