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    Don’t Miss the Partial Solar Eclipse Viewable from Turlock Tomorrow!

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    Photo taken and provided by Dr. Morsony of the 2017 Total Eclipse.

    A rare total eclipse will be partially visible in Turlock, CA.
    Dr. Brian Morsony, an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics here at CSU Stanislaus State, talks about the upcoming total eclipse on April 8th. He talks about how he is going to Texas to see the total eclipse.
    Dr. Morsony mentions that it will be a partial eclipse in Turlock, CA on April 8th. He says that the people in Turlock will see about forty to fifty percent of the sun being blocked out.
    He adds, “About half the sun will be covered. But it’s still interesting to see, you know, kind of a bite getting taken out of the sun”.
    Dr. Morsony also mentions, “For the total eclipses, they’re pretty rare for any given spot.”
    Dr. Morsony also mentions how a previous eclipse in October made the weather become colder and darker outside in the morning. The clouds may look as though it were sunset. During a total eclipse, he says that animals may begin to act strange, such as them thinking it is nighttime. 
    According to Dr. Morsony, the entire sun becomes blocked out. The atmosphere or outer parts of the sun are the corona, and will go out either two or three times as wide as the sun. He says you can see them when the sun is being blocked out.
    “It really looks amazing,” Dr. Morsony adds. 
    He also mentions that the eclipse can be watched through eclipse glasses, a pinhole camera, or even a colander.
    In an article titled “Solar eclipse precautions: learn how to protect your eyes with simple measures” published by ContentEngine LLC, a Florida limited liability company, it states, “people who observe the solar eclipse without protection mechanisms, i.e. certified glasses, do not receive protection against this radiation. If a person is exposed to this component, solar retinopathy occurs, which consists of irreversible damage to the retina and can lead to loss of vision.”
    Stan State students also share their thoughts about the eclipse.
    Tania Garfias (Senior, Criminal Justice) says she would be more excited about it if we would be able to see the full eclipse from the Turlock area. However, Garfias added that she is excited to see the photos people post of the eclipse on the internet.
    “I think the whole idea of the eclipse is so cool, going out there and watching it. It’s just not in my area,” she says.
    Alyssa Ramirez (Senior, Psychology and Ethnic Studies) has heard about the eclipse coming up and is very excited about it. She says she does not think she got the chance to see the eclipse that occurred during 2017.
    “So I do plan on catching a glimpse of this one,” Ramirez says.
    Ramirez also shares that she does not have the eclipse safety glasses, but she wants to get some so that she can see it.
    According to timeanddate.com, Turlock, CA will view a partial solar eclipse from 10:13am to 12:19pm.
    Stay safe watching it by using safety googles and enjoy this rare eclipse!

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    Don’t Miss the Partial Solar Eclipse Viewable from Turlock Tomorrow!