Solar eclipse safety and tips

The only time you can safely look at a solar eclipse is during its totality phase. This is the phase where the moon is 100% covering the sun.

Only certain areas of the United States will actual see the totality phase. For North Central West Virginia we will not be one of those areas. We are between 90 to 80%. This means most of the sun will be covered but not all of it.

So to be able to view the eclipse safely you will need either eclipse sunglasses or a homemade eclipse viewer.