Monday, August 21: Solar Eclipse Reminder
On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will occur over the United States. That means Alberta will experience a partial solar eclipse of varying degrees, commencing and ending at various times, depending on where you are in the province. The table below provides the times at different latitudes from south to north.
|Lethbridge||10:19 a.m.||11:34 a.m.||12:52 p.m.|
|Calgary||10:20 a.m.||11:33 a.m.||12:50 p.m.|
|Red Deer||10:22 a.m.||11:34 a.m.||12:49 p.m.|
|Edmonton||10:24 a.m.||11:35 a.m.||12:49 p.m.|
|Grande Prairie||10:21 a.m.||11:29 a.m.||12:41 p.m.|
|Fort McMurray||10:30 a.m.||11:38 a.m.||12:49 p.m.|
|High Level||10:28 a.m.||11:33 a.m.||12:41 p.m.|
Looking directly at the eclipse will result in serious eye damage. Please feel free to pass along to your workers the information contained at these websites so they can prepare and understand what they should do during this rare event:
- Eye Safety During a Total Solar Eclipse – NASA
- Solar eclipse 2017: How to watch without permanently damaging your eyes – Global News
- Canadians ready to take in partial eclipse of the sun – CTV News
- Into the shadow – Globe and Mail
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