Are You Prepared For The Solar Eclipse in Pennsylvania?

August 21st, 2017 Community Events

Are You Prepared For The Solar Eclipse?

It has been 38 years since the last solar eclipse was seen in the United States and 99 years since the path crossed the entire continental United States.

Many people from all over the US are heading towards the path of totality, from Oregon, through 14 states, ending in South Carolina. Getting a chance to witness this once in a lifetime event has made this one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Those viewing from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania will witness a partial Solar Eclipse at 77% sun coverage.

Harrisburg Eclipse

Eclipse Begins: 1:17 pm

Maximum Eclipse: 2:41pm

Eclipse Ends: 3:59pm

 

For those who plan to view the eclipse, here are some important safety tips to remember:

  • Do not look directly at the Eclipse without proper solar eclipse eye protection
  • Check the authenticity of the eclipse glasses prior to viewing
  • Throw away scratched or damaged glasses
  • Plan an early arrival to your viewing destination
  • Prepare for heavy traffic warnings, delays, and gas shortages in popular viewing destinations
  • DO NOT take photos while driving
  • If driving during the eclipse, make sure your headlights are on
  • Do not park on the highway or in median crossings
  • Be aware an increase in pedestrians
  • Keep your pets inside
  • Prepare for temperature changes. Temps could decrease by as much as 20 degrees!

Remember these safety tips as you witness the Great American Solar Eclipse today!

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