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Guide To Viewing The Solar Eclipse In The Caribbean

Published on Aug 20 2017, at 8:57 pm

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Here’s your Guide To Viewing The Solar Eclipse In The Caribbean

By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 21, 2017: Eclipse fever has taken over many across the US with thousands trekking to cities where the phenomenon will be first seen in totality to experience this rare, once in a lifetime occurrence. But if you are in the Caribbean, where and when exactly can you experience this once this event? News Americas has compiled a list of cities and times today where with the right gear, you can be a part of the 2017 eclipse fever by catching a partial eclipse.

Remember the only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as ‘eclipse glasses’ … or hand-held solar viewers, according to NASA.

Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun; they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight. Similarly, do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye(s), causing serious injury. However, pinhole projectors  made with a simple cereal box, foil paper and a piece of white paper, is a safe, indirect viewing technique for observing an image of the sun if you are backing the eclipse.

Here are the times you can experience a partial eclipse in a Caribbean city near you:

Georgetown, Guyana

The partial eclipse is set to begin in Guyana at 2:48 pm EST. today and will be at its maximum visibility at 3:58 pm. EST but last until 5 p.m.

Kingston, Jamaica

In Kingston, Jamaica, the partial eclipse will begin at 12:51 pm Est.; coming into maximum view at 2:18 p.m. EST and lasting for 2 hours and 43 minutes, through 3:34 pm. EST.

Road Town, BVI

Nationals and residents in Road Town, BVI may be able to catch a partial eclipse beginning at 2:14 pm. EST. By 3:36 pm, it would have reached its maximum but will wrap up two-and-a-half-hours later at 4:47 pm EST.

The Valley, Anguilla

In Anguilla, residents can catch the partial solar eclipse from 2:17 pm through 4:48 pm EST. It will be at its maximum at 3:38 pm. EST

 Marigot, St. Martin

The partial eclipse in St. Martin will begin at 2:17 pm and run for two hours and 31 minutes through 4:49 p.m. It will be at its maximum at 3:38 pm EST.

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

In Philipsburg, Sint Marten, Partial Solar Eclipse, in Philipsburg, residents there may be able to see the partial eclipse from  2:18 pm through 4:49 pm EST. It will be at its maximum here at 3:38 p.m.

Castries, St. Lucia

In Castries, St. Lucia, a partial eclipse will come into view at 2:29 pm EST and last for two hours and 25 minutes – through 4:54 p.m. It will be at its peak at 3:47 p.m.

 The Bottom, Saba

In the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba, resident will be able to see the partial solar eclipse 2:18 pm through 4:49 pm EST. It will be at its maximum at 3:39 pm EST.

Willemstead, Curacao

In Curaçao, the partial eclipse will last for 2 hours, 28 minutes – beginning at 2:21 pm and lasting through 4:49 pm EST. It will be at its maximum at 3:40 pm.

Bridgetown, Barbados

In Barbados, the solar eclipse will last for 2 hours, 22 minutes – beginning at 2:33 pm EST and running until 4:56 pm. It will be at its maximum at 2:33 pm.

Saint George’s, Grenada

Residents in Grenada will be able to experience the partial solar eclipse, in Saint George’s from 2:32 pm. It will last for 2 hours and 23 minutes – until 4:55 pm EST and will be at its maximum at 3:49 pm EST.

Georgetown, Cayman Islands

In the Cayman Islands, the partial solar eclipse, in George Town will last 2 hours, 47 minutes – from 12:38 pm to 3:26 pm EST. It will be at its maximum at 2:07 pm.

Hamilton, Bermuda

Residents in Bermuda will 2 hours, 34 minutes to experience the partial solar eclipse, in Hamilton. It will begin at 2:51 pm and run through 5:25 pm. It will be at its maximum at  4:12 pm.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Partial Solar Eclipse in San Juan will last 2 hours, 35 minutes, beginning at 2:11 pm and running until 4:46 pm. It will be at its maximum at 3:34 pm.

St. Thomas, USVI

In St. Thomas, USVI, residents will be able to experience the partial solar eclipse from 2:14 pm until 4:47 pm EST. The eclipse will be at its maximum at 3:36 pm EST.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

In Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, the partial eclipse will last 2 hours, 21 minutes, beginning at 2:36 pm EST and lasting until 4:56 pm. It will be at its maximum at  3:51 pm EST.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Residents in Port-au-Prince, Haiti will be able to see the Partial solar eclipse for 2 hours, 41 minutes beginning at 1:59 pm and lasting until 4:40 pm EST. It will be at its maximum at 3:25 pm EST.

Kingstown, St. Vincent & The Grenadines

In St. Vincent & The Grenadines’ capital of Kingstown, the partial solar eclipse will begin at 2:31 pm and last for 2 hours, 24 minutes – through 4:55 pm. It will be at its maximum at 3:48 pm EST.

Nassau, Bahamas

In the Bahamas, residents of Nassau will be able to catch the eclipse from 1:34 pm EST. through 4:25 pm EST. It will be at its maximum at 3:05 pm.

Basseterre, St. Kitts/Nevis  

In Basseterre, St. Kitts, residents may be able to experience the partial eclipse from 2:20 pm through 4:50 pm EST. It will be at its maximum at 3:40 pm.

Fort-de-France, Martinique

In Fort-de-France, Martinique, the partial eclipse will begin at 2:28 pm and last for 2 hours, 26 minutes – through 4:53 pm. It will be at its maximum at 3:46 pm EST.

Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe

Residents in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe will be able to catch the partial solar eclipse for 2 hours, 28 minutes – from 2:24 pm to 4:52 pm EST. It will be at its maximum at 3:43 pm EST.

Oranjestad, Sint Eustatius

The Partial Solar Eclipse will come into view in Oranjestad, Sint Eustatius at 2:19 pm EST. It will last 2 hours, 31 minutes, through 4:49 pm and will be at its maximum at 3:39 pm EST.

Roseau, Dominica

The Partial Solar Eclipse in Roseau, Dominica will last 2 hours, 27 minutes – beginning at 2:26 pm and lasting until 4:53 pm. EST. It will be at its peak at 3:44 pm.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

In, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the Partial Solar Eclipse will last 2 hours, 39 minutes. It will begin at 2:04 pm and last until 4:43 pm. It will be at its maximum at 3:29 pm.

Havana, Cuba

The Partial Solar Eclipse in Havana, Cuba begins at 1:27 pm and will last until 4:20 pm EST. It will be at its peak at 2:58 pm EST.

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

In Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, the Partial Solar Eclipse will begin at 1:52 pm and end, 2 hours, 44 minutes later at 4:36 pm. EST. It will be at its maximum at 3:19 pm.

Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda

Residents in Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda will be able to experience the partial solar eclipse for 2 hours, 29 minutes  - from 2:21 to 4:50 pm EST. It will be at its maximum at 3:41 pm EST.

Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy

If you are in  Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy, you will be able to experience the partial eclipse, from  2:18 pm through 4:49 pm EST. It will be at its peak at 3:39 pm EST.

Paramaribo, Suriname

The Partial Solar Eclipse in Paramaribo, Suriname will begin at 3:53 pm and last 2 hours, 8 minutes – through 6:01 pm EST. It will be at its maximum at 5:01 pm EST.

Oranjestad, Aruba

The Partial Solar Eclipse, in Oranjestad is set to begin at 2:18 pm and end at 4:48 pm. It will be at its peak at 3:38 pm EST.

Belize City, Belize

In Belize City, the partial solar eclipse begins early, 11:29 am and will end at at 2:12 pm EST. It will be at its maximum at  12:54 pm EST.

Cayenne, French Guiana

THe Partial Solar Eclipse will begin in Cayenne at 3:58 pm and end st 6:03 pm EST. It will be at its peak at
5:04 pm EST.


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