Are You Prepared For The Solar Eclipse in Alabama?

August 21, 2017 Community

It’s been 38 years since the last solar eclipse was seen in the United States and 99 years since the path crossed the continental United States from coast to coast.

Many people from all over the United States are flocking towards the path of totality, from Oregon to South Carolina. With this once in a lifetime event, today has become one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Those viewing from Montgomery, Alabama will witness a partial Solar Eclipse at 85% sun coverage.

Montgomery Alabama Eclipse

Eclipse Begins: 12:03 pm

Maximum Eclipse: 1:3pm

Eclipse Ends: 3:00pm

 

As you embark on this journey of a lifetime there are many important safety tips to remember:

  • Do not look directly at the Solar Eclipse unless without eclipse glasses
  • Check the authenticity of the glasses prior to viewing the eclipse
  • If your glasses are scratched or damaged discard them
  • Plan ahead and arrive early to your viewing destination
  • Prepare for heavy traffic, delays, and gas shortages when traveling
  • DO NOT take photos while driving
  • If on the road during the eclipse, turn your headlights on
  • Do not park on the highway or in median crossings
  • Watch out for pedestrian activity
  • Keep your animals inside during the eclipse.
  • Prepare for the temperature to drop during the eclipse! Temperatures could decrease by as much as 20-30 degrees!

Remember these safety tips as you watch the Great American Solar Eclipse today!

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