Solar Eclipse is today

Today will be the long-awaited solar eclipse.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, with today’s being particularly unique because it will be a total eclipse for many.

However, here in Russell County and the Lake Cumberland area, it will not be a total eclipse but will be close.

Those wishing to view the eclipse are reminded to do so safely with specifically-designed solar view glasses or filters. Experts say regular sunglasses do not provide the protection needed to view the eclipse.

The Russell County Public Library is hosting an eclipse-viewing party beginning at 1:30 today. The library also has a limited supply of eclipse glasses.

Students will have a full day of school in Russell County, and according to a message sent out by the school district, students will not be permitted outside during the eclipse. The school district said the state does not allow schools to utilize an NTI day for the eclipse.


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