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The upcoming solar eclipse promises to be a spectacular viewing experience, but only if you are close enough to the path to be able to experience it.  Your enjoyment will also depend on making sure you view the eclipse safely.

There are maps available that shows the path of the eclipse, and those in that path will have the best advantage point.  Below is a still from an amazing video showing exactly what parts of North America will be affected, and when.


How to View the Eclipse Safely

According to, here are tips on how to view the eclipse safely.

  • View the Sun through eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer during the partial eclipse phases before and after totality. 
  • You can view the eclipse directly without proper eye protection only when the Moon completely obscures the Sun’s bright face – during the brief and spectacular period known as totality. (You’ll know it’s safe when you can no longer see any part of the Sun through eclipse glasses or a solar viewer.) 
  • As soon as you see even a little bit of the bright Sun reappear after totality, immediately put your eclipse glasses back on or use a handheld solar viewer to look at the Sun. 



 If you want to be able to view the eclipse safely, be sure to follow suggested advice and use the proper safety equipment.  KTBS is offering free viewing glasses while supplies last at their studio at 312 E. Kings Hwy.

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