On Monday August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States.
Here in Mississauga, the eclipse will be partial.
Members of the Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will have telescopes set up at The Riverwood Conservancy to observe the eclipse.
Properly filtered telescopes will be set up and pointed at the Sun. Hand held solar viewers will be handed out as well as information sheets.
NOTE: do not look directly at the Sun without proper protection. Specially designed solar viewers must be used. Do not look at the Sun with sunglasses, smoked glass or photographic films. Safe viewers will be available for use at the Riverwood event.
The eclipse will start at 1:10 pm. At 2:33 pm it will be maximum eclipse and approximately 75% of the Sun will be covered. The eclipse will end at 3:49 pm.
If the sky is completely overcast, then the observing event will not take place.