Solar Eclipse 2017: Do's and Don'ts

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - All over the country, people are preparing for the first total solar eclipse to hit the U.S. in several decades.

There are some things you need to know before you head out to view the eclipse. Richard Millett, President of the Astronomical Society of Bay County, was in studio this morning telling us everything we need to know. Here are some tips:

-Wear certified viewing glasses.

-Get more info at NASA's official website. You can make your own viewer.

-The eclipse will be at 84% here in Panama City, so wear your glasses at all times during the eclipse.

-It will be about 2-2 1/2 minutes in total. It will start at noon, end at 3 p.m., and peak around 1:39 p.m.


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