So you looked directly at the sun while trying to watch the solar eclipse. Did you cause damage to your eyes? It’s hard to tell immediately, experts say.
Las Vegas largely lost out on getting a good peek the solar eclipse on Monday, but the viewing wasn’t a total bust.
Las Vegas can expect 70 to 75 percent of cloud cover over the entire valley during Monday morning’s solar eclipse, according to the National Weather Service.
Thank the stars — or, more precisely, the sun, moon and Earth — for giving us a reason to turn the start of just another workweek into an excuse to party.
“Our customers should not notice a thing,” said Kevin Geraghty, senior vice president of energy supply for NV Energy. “But a customer will never know the work that had to go into it.”
While Las Vegas Valley sky watchers take in the solar eclipse Monday, local entrepreneurs have found ways the astrological event can drum up business — from Earth, river and sky.
Expected cloud cover over the Las Vegas Valley could affect view of the solar eclipse Monday following a warm and sunny weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
On Aug. 21, the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, throwing a wide swath of the United States into darkness.
As of Thursday afternoon, the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium’s Astronomy Store was believed to be one of the last — if not the last — places in Las Vegas that hadn’t sold out of the specialized glasses.
For those not in the 14 states comprising the eclipse’s “path of totality,” here’s a look at some of the viewing opportunities online and on TV.
Las Vegas Valley residents have options when it comes to celebrating Monday’s solar eclipse.
Want to view Monday’s solar eclipse over brunch? Head to The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay, where you can sit on the patio from 9 a.m. to noon and watch the moon cast its shadow over Earth.
Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes the Aug. 21 eclipse so special is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States.
Oregon’s Depoe Bay is preparing for the first total eclipse to traverse the continental United States in a century as if a natural disaster was bearing down on the small coastal city.
It will be tough eclipsing this eclipse. The sun, moon and Earth will line up perfectly in the cosmos on Aug. 21, turning day into night for a few wondrous minutes, its path crossing the U.S. from sea to shining sea for the first time in nearly a century.