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Solar Eclipse Viewing

by Korryn McMinn

Coming up on Monday (August 21st) a total eclipse is happening across the United States - for the first time in almost 100 years! The moon will pass in front of the sun, casting a shadow on Earth’s surface. This is once in a lifetime experience you’re not going to want to miss! If you’re like us over here at RMPR and not sure what exactly you need to do to prepare for the eclipse, we’ve done research to help you!

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Things you should bring with you to watch:

  1. Viewing Glasses – protect your eyes! You MUST have these to watch the phases of the eclipse. Can't buy any? Check out this video on making your own!
  2. Sunscreen – protect your skin! Especially if you’re going to be out in the sun for hours watching!
  3. Water – stay hydrated!
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Though Lubbock isn’t particularly a hot spot for eclipse watching, it’s still important to stay safe! If you’re wondering what other safety measures you should take if you’re going to be somewhere where the eclipse will pass over directly (some places include Nashville, Kansas City, and Charleston) then you’ll want to take even further precautions, and you can read about those here.


Don’t miss this opportunity to watch the solar eclipse: Grab your coworkers and go watch! Take your kids and turn it into a learning experience. Take your significant other and make it a date! How are you planning to watch to the eclipse?


Happy viewing!