Total eclipse happening next month

TOLEDO, Oh. (WTVG)- On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. It will begin around 1:00, but the maximum eclipse will happen at 2:30.

An eclipse happens when the moon casts a full shadow on earth, blocking out the sun's light. Everyone from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, SC will have a good view of the eclipse. However, some will be able to see it better than others. Only about a fifty-mile band will see the eclipse in it's entirety. Here in Toledo, we'll see about an 80% eclipse.

It's important that you never look directly at the sun. You can watch the eclipse through special solar glasses or through an eclipse projector that can easily be made at home. We've attached a link that shows you how to make your own.