How to watch August solar eclipse in Arizona

Posted at 4:36 PM, Aug 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-12 08:21:05-04

The solar eclipse is just a few days away, and while the extraordinary event can bring shock and awe it can also leave you with a lifetime of regret. 

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A few states will get a total eclipse on August 21st, and the Valley will only get a partial one that will go up around 9:30 a.m. 

So, how do you prepare to watch it, and watch it well? 

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  1. Don't look at it directly. Doing so can result in eye damage or blindness. 
  2. Get a pair of official eclipse glasses. Using the wrong ones can cause permanent eye damage if looking directly at it. 

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You can make your own glasses if you don't feel like buying any. You'll need a cereal box, a piece of paper, tape and aluminum foil to create the perfect shadow of the event.