Solar Eclipse

Viewing events are planned across the country for today's solar eclipse.
  
The moon will start to block out part of the sun at 9:13 in the Okanagan until it increases to maximum coverage at 10:25.  Ken Tapping with the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Kaleden says the Okanagan is one of the best places in the country to see the eclipse.

He says the moon will start to block out part of the sun at 9:13 in the Okanagan until it increases to maximum coverage at 10:25. In the Okanagan, the moon will cover 90 per cent of the sun.  

Although it may be tempting, don't look directly at the sun without proper protection. In Vernon,  the Science Centre is hosting a solar eclipse viewing event.  They'll have eclipse glasses, as well as the opportunity to try solar binoculars, a telescope with a solar filter, and pinhole eclipse projectors. It starts at  9:30 and wraps up at 11:00 am.

This event is free, but doesn't  include admission into the Science Centre.