ECLIPSE 2017: How It Affects You
On Monday, August 21, this region of the country will experience a total solar eclipse. The eclipse will begin at approximately 11:55 a.m. and will last for about three hours. All Owensboro Health locations will be open the day of the eclipse, but may adjust their lunch breaks for optimal viewing of the eclipse.
Depending on which Owensboro Health facility you’re at, the sun will be partially or totally hidden by the moon.
- Owensboro Health locations in Dixon, Central City, Greenville, Powderly and Madisonville will experience a TOTAL solar eclipse.
- All other Owensboro Health locations will experience a PARTIAL solar eclipse.
In order to stay safe during this rare event, please remember the following:
- DO NOT look at the sun during a PARTIAL solar eclipse without proper protective eyewear. Even when partly hidden, the sun can still cause permanent damage to unprotected eyes, which can lead to visual impairment and blindness.
- Tinted windows, sunglasses and even most welder’s goggles WILL NOT protect your eyes during the PARTIAL phase of the eclipse.
For information about safe viewing of the eclipse, protective eyewear and more, visit eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety. That page also includes links to maps and other helpful information about this event.