The moon will partially eclipse the sun Thursday afternoon, but whether South Sounders will be able to see it will depend on the weather.
“It’s really hit and miss,” David Norberg, the Tacoma Astronomical Society web manager, said Tuesday. “If it’s cloudy, we won’t see anything.”
The National Weather Service expects rain in the region, but Norberg said that even a minute or two of sun peaking through could be enough to see the eclipse.
It will start at 1:36 p.m., peak at 3:01 p.m. and finish at 4:20 p.m., the society said.
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“Basically, it’s just the moon moving between us and the sun,” Norberg said.
If the weather cooperates, the public can join the society at 1:30 p.m. to watch the eclipse at the science dome and lot A parking lot of Pierce College, at 9401 Farwest Drive SW in Lakewood.
Looking directly at the sun can damage eyesight. The society said safe ways to watch the eclipse can be found at bit.ly/1nxTkb7.