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Ready for the eclipse

Millions of Canadians will watch a rare celestial event on Monday, when the moon lines up between the sun and Earth.

So how exactly can you prepare?

Solar glasses are needed for safe viewing. Permanent retinal damage is possible for people and pets who look at the eclipse without proper eye protection.

Many Canadian shops are sold out of eclipse glasses, but there are some other options, like DIY pinhole viewers.

Welders glasses with a sufficiently high enough rating and some telescopes are also safe, according to NASA.

Canadians can catch special coverage of the eclipse on CTV News Channel, starting at 1 p.m. EST.

Where can I see the eclipse?

The eclipse will plunge a narrow path across the United States into total darkness for two minutes.

Most of Canada will get a partial eclipse. Half of the sun will be covered in Halifax, N.S., and nearly 90 per cent will be covered in Victoria, B.C.

-With files from CTV Vancouver 



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