Quick Guide for How To View the Total Solar Eclipse

Where Can You See the Solar Eclipse Hattiesburg MS?

When August 21 arrives, residents in the United States will have the opportunity to see a total eclipse of the sun for the first time since 1979. If you and your family are looking forward to this exciting event, you may have asked – where can you see the solar eclipse in Hattiesburg, MS? The total eclipse will be visible in a 70-mile “path of totality” that stretches from Lincoln Beach, OR to Charleston, SC. Residents of the Hattiesburg area, will see a less complete, yet no less spectacular eclipse on August 21.

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When Will the Solar Eclipse Start and How Long Will it Last?

If you live in the Hattiesburg area, you will have the chance to see an 81% eclipse that starts at 11:57 a.m. on August 21. The solar eclipse will last an incredible two hours and 59 minutes and will reach its maximum coverage at 1:29 p.m. and will be complete at 2:57 p.m. Families who want to see a total eclipse can travel to Charleston, SC or neighboring communities. Take a closer look at times and places where you can see the total eclipse.

Diagram of How a Solar Eclipse Occurs

How To Safely View the Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse is an incredible event and a beautiful sight, but it is important that you do not look directly at a partial eclipse without proper eye protection. Harmful rays are just as prominent during an eclipse and can damage your eyes if you look directly at the eclipse. To better enjoy the eclipse, we recommend you get a pair of eclipse glasses online or at your local science museum. A pair of welder’s goggles with a 14 rating or higher will serve as a safe replacement. Another option is a “pinhole camera” that is simple to make with these easy-to-follow instructions provided by NASA.

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Families that are looking for something fun to do on August 21, will find few events that are more exciting than the solar eclipse. Take a look at where you can see the solar eclipse near Hattiesburg, MS with this quick how-to guide, get behind the wheel of your 2017 Toyota RAV4 and enjoy a family adventure. Find the right fit for your lifestyle and budget when you visit the Toyota of Hattiesburg inventory today!

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