Partial Solar Eclipse. October 23, 2014

Partial Solar Eclipse

Sky gazers in North America will have prime viewing on Thursday of the fourth and final eclipse of the year.

How To Watch The Partial Solar Eclipse On Thursday by wochit

Get ready for a partial solar eclipse when the new moon obscures part of the sun, darkening the skies and casting a spectacular shadow.

The cosmic event will first be visible near the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russian and will move eastward, according to NASA.

Image source: vancitybuzz

Partial Solar Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse. Image source: isky

The eclipse will begin around 1:35 p.m. in Seattle. As the Earth turns, the rest of the country will be treated to the phenomenon closer to sunset, with it reaching New York at 5:49 p.m. and Tallahassee, Florida, at 6:09 p.m.

Partial Solar Eclipse. October 23, 2014

It's not safe to look at the sun with the naked eye and regular sunglasses won't suffice. NASA suggests viewing the solar eclipse with a special solar filter. If those aren't available, there's a quick hack to make your own viewfinder.

Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse. source: cdn

Place a small hole in a card and hold it between the sun and a sheet of white paper positioned a few feet away, creating a projection of the sun's crescent. From abcnews