After a lot of talk over the last week or so, the solar eclipse will arrive in northeast Wisconsin, starting late this morning.
The peak time will be around 1:15 p.m., but the eclipse will run from about 11:50 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. The best areas for a total eclipse run along a diagonal line between Oregon and South Carolina. Here, about 78 percent of the sun will be blocked by the moon.
Alan Peche is the director of UW-Fox Valley’s Barlow Planetarium, and he says anywhere people are in the U.S., at least 50 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon. He says the last time there was an eclipse of this magnitude was 99 years ago.
Experts say people need special glasses to look at the eclipse, otherwise they will damage their eyesight.