May 20, 2012 there will be a solar
eclipse across the SW corner of Oregon, much of northern CA, almost all of NV, northern AZ & southern UT, and central NM!
NASA - Annular Solar Eclipse of 2012 May 20
My astronomy program tells me that at my position near Seattle, we will have 83% totalitarity. For you folks farther south, it gets better.
Plan for the day now. At least don't panic when it starts to get dark about 5 pm.
NEVER look at the sun directly. Use a telescope to project an image, or something to give a dim reflection. Burned retinas are not repairable. The pictures show how I viewed the one in June 2002, (48%)
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