Rain, rain go away! There's something really cool we want to see in the sky today!

David McNew/Getty Images
David McNew/Getty Images

I want the rain to stop for two reasons.

  • I don't want to run on the treadmill
  • I really want to check out the partial solar eclipse this afternoon

A partial solar eclipse happens when the moon covers just parts of the sun, not the entire thing.  If the weather clears up enough to see it, you can catch the partial eclipse as it begins at 2:53 PM, hits it's peak at 4:16 PM and ends at 5:32 PM.

Just a note: It's not safe to look directly at a solar eclipse as the sun can severely damage your eyes.  One way to safely enjoy the eclipse is by creating a pinhole camera.  We tried to do it for the full solar eclipse a few years ago, but didn't have the proper tools to assemble it.  Chewing gum is not an effective substitute for scotch tape.  So here's directions on how to properly make one (make sure you grab some office supplies from work if you don't have them at home like we didn't!)

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