ANGUILLA TO EXPERIENCE A PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

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Anguilla will experience a partial eclipse of the sun caused by the moon appearing to block part of the sun as it passes between the sun and the earth on Monday 21st August. In Anguilla we will notice the moon appearing to block 84% of the sun.

An eclipse is one of nature's wonders but should be viewed safely. Persons should not look at the eclipse without wearing special purpose solar filters, such as "eclipse glasses" or hand-held solar viewers. Viewing the eclipse without the use of appropriate eye wear could cause serious damage to your eyes. The sun should not be seen through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer - the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye(s), causing serious injury. It should also not be looked at through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device. However you can safely view it directly by wearing the correct solar filtering device or indirectly by projecting the image on the sun onto a screen or look at the shadow of a leafy tree during the partial eclipse.

The partial eclipse should be noticed in Anguilla Monday afternoon. Once again if you are outside during these hours remember not to look directly or stare at the sun. Source: eclipse2017.nasa.gov