Philippi, WV– If you’re viewing the solar eclipse at Alderson Broaddus University, you should start noticing coverage of the sun beginning at 1:11 p.m. EDT. However, if you were hoping to see the moon totally cover the sun you’ll have to travel south in order to be in the path of the total eclipse. Here in Philippi, West Virginia only a partial eclipse will be visible. At 2:37 p.m. in Philippi the moon will appear to cover about 84 percent of the sun at the height of the event, according to eclipseamerica.org– an online eclipse viewing calculator. By 3:57 p.m., the sun will again be completely visible.
If you plan to take a peek at today’s solar event, make sure you have the proper equipment. You can seriously damage your vision by looking directly at the sun with your naked eye.