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Vancouver weather: How to watch the epic 2023 solar eclipse

Vancouver weather: How to watch the epic 2023 solar eclipse

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A spectacular show that will make the sun appear as a ring of fire with a black disk in front of it across the Americas this fall.

that Annular solar eclipse The show will take place on October 14, as the moon moves between the sun and the Earth, and the show will be visible in parts of the United States, Mexico and many countries in South and Central America, according to NASA.

While millions of people will be able to observe a solar eclipse, they will not see the same show. People who live in the direct path of the astral event will see it reach the maximum effect of the diamond ring, while other regions will only see a percentage of it.

The eclipse is considered “annular” because the moon will be at its farthest point from the earth, which makes it appear smaller than the sun. Since the Moon is farther away, it will not completely block out the bright star’s light.

A NASA map shows that residents of Vancouver should see approximately 70 to 80 percent of the eclipse, while people residing in the interior of British Columbia or near the Alberta border should see approximately 60 to 70 percent of it.

Image via NASA

The locals will see The beginning of a partial solar eclipse It’s 8:08 AM, then it reaches its maximum at 9:20 AM, and it will end at 10:38 AM, according to timeanddate.com.

Opportunities to see the weather and the solar eclipse in Vancouver

Based on weather records since 2000, October 14 was “cloudy” 70 percent of the time. However, NASA points out that even with cloud cover, you can still notice the change, as the sky becomes significantly darker.

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To find out what to expect on the big day this year, check out the Metro Vancouver weather forecast for your neighborhood using VIA’s Weathhood. Forecasts are available up to seven days in advance via Weatherhood.

Although the Sun will be mostly dark, it is not safe to look at it directly during an annular eclipse. Use specialized sun-viewing eye protection if you want to see the sky in all its heavenly glory.

The sun may remain very bright during the partial phases leading up to and after the annular eclipse. Wear sunscreen, a hat, and eye protection.

Does binoculars or a telescope protect my eyes from damage?

bright sun willImmediately cause severe eye injuryIf you observe it through “a viewfinder, binoculars, or telescope without a special-purpose solar filter mounted on the front of the optics,” according to NASA.

Regular eyeglasses or sunglasses will not protect your eyes from sun damage. Use solar viewing glasses (eclipse glasses) or hand-held safety sunglasses. NASA points out thatSafe solar sights She is thousands of times darker and must match ISO 12312-2 international standard.”

Before using your eclipse glasses or portable projector, check them for tears, scratches, or damage. Throw them away if they have been damaged. Supervise children who use it to view the eclipse.

October’s full moon, known as the “hunter” full moon, will rise in Metro Vancouver about a week after the annular solar eclipse, on Oct. 28. It will also coincide with a partial lunar eclipse.