North American Solar Eclipse, partially visible from Costa Rica
Monday August 21, 2017
Total duration – 2 hours, 17 minutes
Starts at 12:04 pm (high noon)
Maximum coverage of sun occurs at 1:17pm
End of Eclipse at 2:22pm
How to Watch:
PROTECT YOUR EYES at all times! At no point when viewing a partial eclipse is it safe to look at the sun without protective eyewear or special filters on your camera. The sun’s UV radiation can burn the retinas in your eyes, leading to permanent damage or blindness. Just a few seconds of exposure to direct sunlight carries this risk.
Common forms of eye protection include special eclipse glasses, filters available from some optical suppliers and welder’s goggles can be worn. The following are NOT SAFE: sunglasses of any kind, color film, medical x-ray film, floppy disks and smoked glass.