So ya wanna see the solar eclipse do ya?
Here’s everything you need to know…
Okanagan residents get the best view in the entire country! We’re expecting to see around 90% coverage in our area.
The moon will begin to block the sun in the Okanagan at 9:12 a.m., reach maximum coverage just before 10:30 a.m. and disappear again shortly before noon.
There are a number of viewing parties happening across the region.
Kelowna Curling Club will be hosting the Okanagan Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s viewing party from 9 a.m. until noon.
Penticton residents can visit the local Okanagan College campus where solar telescopes and glasses will be available.
The Okanagan Science Centre in Vernon is holding their viewing party in their parking. They will have eclipse glasses, solar binoculars, a telescope with a solar filter as well as pinhole eclipse projectors.
Most importantly, DO NOT STARE DIRECTLY AT THE ECLIPSE!!! YOU WILL GO BLIND!!!Use a pinhole projector to safely view the solar eclipse. Popular Science has instructions on how to build you own here.