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Blog – On Aug. 21, the moon will move between the Earth and the sun and, for the first time in nearly a century, residents in all 50 states will be treated to a solar eclipse. Some colleges are shutting down for the day to allow students to watch this rare event. Communities are planning viewing parties, libraries are hosting events for children, and the national parks are reminding Americans they can provide an ideal setting to view the eclipse.
Needless to say, you'll want to get a good glimpse of this rare event. But when it comes to eclipses, safety is essential.
Here are three things to know as you prepare to watch the solar eclipse.
This will be a truly spectacular astronomical event, so be sure you take the proper precautions and enjoy it safely.