On Monday, April 8, North America will be shrouded in darkness during daylight hours when the first total solar eclipse since 2017 sweeps across the region. The eclipse will begin over the South Pacific Ocean and continue across Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

Though totality will not be visible from the Hawaiian Islands, onlookers can catch a glimpse of the partial eclipse beginning just after sunrise at 6:32 a.m. HST. The maximum eclipse will be visible at 7:12 a.m., and close out at approximately 7:55 a.m.

Remember that it is not safe to look directly at the Sun without special eye protection. Be sure to use approved safe solar viewing glasses or “eclipse glasses” to prevent damage to your eyes. Regular sunglasses, no matter how dark, are not safe for viewing an eclipse.

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