Handy-dandy solar eclipse guide from NASA

The first total solar eclipse since 1979 arrives today, and we'll see between 82-86% of it, depending on where you're listening in our area of Wisconsin. Locations in southern Illinois and Missouri will be directly under the moon's shadow; those are the areas that will see 100% of the effect, but wouldn't you rather just stay around here? Of course!

There are rules for viewing this eclipse though, because staring directly at it is what optometrists call "a really, really, REALLY bad idea." For help on viewing and more info about the eclipse itself, check out this handy page from NASA, or this one from CNN.

And hey, we're your soundtrack for the solar eclipse, so listen closely, especially during the 1pm hour when it reaches the mid-point!

Eric Paulsen

Eric Paulsen

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