The Regina Astronomical Society is looking forward to Monday’s solar eclipse of the sun, saying we won’t see something like this again in western Canada until the 2040’s.
Spokesperson Gerry Rogers said you will be able to see it in the late morning stretching to early afternoon on Monday.
“The whole episode will take from around 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and shortly after 1:00 p.m. it will be all over with,” Rogers said.
While those in U.S. central states will see a complete and total eclipse, Rogers says here it will be about 75 per-cent of a total solar eclipse.
“Seventy-five per-cent of the sun will go dark with the moon passing over it, and that’s as close as we can get here,” said Rogers.
The society is inviting people to come to the south side of the science centre where they will be set up to take a good look at everything.
“We’re going to have several scopes up here with various design and application, people will get a chance to view the eclipse through these instruments,” Rogers said.
Rogers reminds people if they are going to look at the eclipse to make sure they have the proper equipment or glasses, and not look directly at the sun unprotected.
The last visible solar eclipse in Canada took place in February, 1979.