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Total/Partial Eclipse of the Sun

The eclipse is August 21, 2017 (see below for times). A solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and us.  Those of us in California will see a partial eclipse.  If you wish to see a total eclipse, head on up to Salem, Oregon. Never look directly at the sun without appropriate […]
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