Hawaii residents will get view of solar eclipse

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HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents will have an opportunity Thursday not available to residents in any other state.

Hawaii News Now ( reports they are the only residents in the United States who will be able to view the solar eclipse.

The partial solar eclipse will start in Honolulu at 2:23 p.m. At the height of the eclipse, about 30 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon.

Bishop Museum and Chaminade University are offering eclipse viewing opportunities with experts on hand to answer questions. The University of Hawaii will also do a viewing on the lawn outside of the Honolulu Zoo.

Start times for the eclipse vary from island-to-island. Astronomers say anyone wishing to view the eclipse should not look directly at the sun without an approved solar filter.


Information from: KHNL-TV,

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