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North America treated to partial solar eclipse this evening

MARCIA DUNN
AP Aerospace Writer

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL (AP) — North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.

Tonight most of North America will have prime viewing of a partial solar eclipse. The new moon will hide part of the sun from view. The eclipse will unfold slowly following its start near the Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russia.

Click here for coverage from NASA TV from 5 to 7:45 p.m.

The best views will be in the US Northwest and northern Canada, especially Prince of Wales Island. New England and the Canadian Maritime provinces will miss out.

In the eastern half of the US, the eclipse will occur near sunset.

Sky gazers are urged to protect their eyes with special filtered glasses. Regular sunglasses are not good enough.

This makes for two solar and two lunar eclipses this year.

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Online:

NASA: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2014.html#SE2014Oct23P

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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