Preparing for the solar eclipse

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The nation is gearing up for the first total solar eclipse in nearly a century. 
 
A solar eclipse is when the moon blocks the sun.
 
While some parts of the country will experience a full eclipse, here in Erie it will be at about 80 percent coverage.
 
Experts said regular sun glasses will not do the trick.
 
Unlike looking into the sun on a normal day, your eyes won’t burn right away.
 
But, looking into an eclipse can be very dangerous to your eyes. 
 
“Even though you don’t feel the pain, the UV rays and some of the other parts of the spectrum of the energy coming from the sun can damage your eyes without you even realizing it,” said Drew McCombs,a meteorologist with Baron Services.  
 
Experts said we’ll be able to see the eclipse best at around 2:30 PM. 
 

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