Solar eclipse viewing planned in Mississauga on August 21

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A solar eclipse viewing event has been planned at the Riverwood Conservancy on August 21 by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).

A total eclipse will run through a stretch of the United States from Oregon to South Carolina while varying partial degrees of the eclipse can be seen throughout North America.

Residents of Mississauga will be able to see a maximum of 77 per cent coverage of the sun during the first major partial eclipse that will affect the city since 1994, according to RASC executive director Randy Attwood.

The eclipse is expected to be visible (weather permitting) in Mississauga between 1:10 and 3:49 p.m., with peak coverage set to occur at 2:31.

The last time Mississauga was in the path of a total eclipse was in 1925.

The RASC will have proper viewing equipment with specialized filters available for those at Riverwood on August 21.

This is something that should not be missed by anyone, especially those with kids blessed with curious minds. – CINEWS

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