Here’s how to safely watch the April 8 solar eclipse

On the afternoon of April 8, Wichitans looking up into the sky will be able to see a partial solar eclipse, with the best view at around 1:45 p.m. Central Time. Despite not being in the path of totality, it will still be an event worth watching.

If you’re planning to view the solar eclipse, KMUW offers tips to safely watch, from start to finish, including where to find proper eyewear and alternative methods to view the eclipse.

You can also find additional information on safely viewing the eclipse from NASA, and NASA will host a livestream of the eclipse starting at noon April 8.

Dr. Nick Solomey, professor in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, also provided insights on what has been described as the “Great American Eclipse” to KWCH.