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Partial Solar Eclipse Viewable in Nevada County

You might notice it getting a little darker during the middle of the day tomorrow (Thursday). That’s because there will be a partial solar eclipse…

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Local astronomer Don Machholz says it will begin at 1:52pm, reach it’s maximum at 3:16pm, and then will be over around 4:30. You should not look directly at the sun, but there are a couple of ways to check it out. Machholz says you can do what you may have done as a kid in school in poke a hole in one piece of cardboard, and let that image shine onto the sidewalk or another bright surface. Or…

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There also will be free viewings with telescopes that have filtered lenses at both the Madelyn Helling Library and the Auburn Dam Overlook.

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