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Solar Eclipse at Mission Trails Regional Park

Monday, August 21, 2017  - The eclipse will start at 9:07 A.M. PDT in San Diego and continues until 11:46 A.M. Three telescopes equipped with solar filters will be set up on the patio at the rear of the MTRP Visitor Center, along with a welder's hood properly equipped with #14 welder's glass sufficient for solar viewing, limited supply of solar viewing glasses, and also hole punched cards for individual indirect viewing.  Due to the weather forecast from the National Weather Service indicating that the day will start mostly cloudy, gradually clearing with temperatures reaching 85 degrees, visitors may not be able to view the partial eclipse directly from MTRP.  The Visitor Center will show the NASA livestream coverage inside the theater to watch. The total event only lasts a couple minutes at any one location, however, because the NASA equipment will be viewing from a number of locations across the country and in space, NASA will follow it beginning at 9:00 A.M. with commentary for almost four hours. 

 Further information may be found at   jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6921  

**Please be advised that looking at a partial eclipse without proper equipment for even two seconds causes permanent eye damage.  




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