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TRY IT OUT: Eclipse Simulator

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(WGEM) --  You can find out what the upcoming solar eclipse will look like where you live by using a simulator available online

The moon will pass directly between the sun and the earth on Aug. 21., giving millions of Americans the chance to experience the rare astronomical event.

Click here to use the simulator

The last time a total solar eclipse was visible in the United States was in 1979. It's the first time since 1918 a solar eclipse is passing through the entire nation.

The eclipse can be dangerous to watch. Experts suggest getting a pair of glasses that have a special film. They will reduce the amount of light coming through and will make it safer to view. 

In a partnership with WGEM, Quincy Medical Group is offering these glasses for free. The glasses will be available beginning Aug. 7, while supplies last, at 1025 Maine St. on the first floor or in the Eye Department, located on the 4th floor.

Click here for more information on the upcoming eclipse.

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