Many schools keeping kids in during eclipse
CLOVIS, Calif. (FOX26) —
If you are looking forward the the partial eclipse here in the Central Valley, we can tell you when the best time to see it is.
If you live in Fresno, the eclipse will start at about 9:03 A.M. and last for about 2 1/2 hours.
The most coverage you will see from Fresno is about 72% and that will be at around 10:19 a.m..
If you live further south, the coverage is a little bit less.
People in Visalia and Porterville will get around 70% coverage at the most.
If you live north of Fresno, you will see a little bit more.
Los Banos and Merced will both see about 74% coverage.
If you plan on watching, you definitely won't be alone; just over half of all Americans say they plan to check it out.
Please make sure you are being safe during the eclipse and do not stare directly at the sun without proper protection.
Looking at the sun without special glasses can do long term damage to your eyes.
School districts in the Central Valley are now taking extra precautions to keep students safe during the eclipse.
Most schools will be keeping children inside during the eclipse even for recess.