The Lubbock area will be in a prime position this evening for the solar eclipse. The eclipse will be happen right before sunset so you will want to be in a location where you can see the western horizon. So what time do you need to get out of the house to see today's eclipse? According to one report the eclipse in Lubbock should start around 7:30pm. At least, that's when you will begin to see it. According to ABC News, the optimal time and the most coverage will be around 8:36pm. If the clouds and possible rain hold off, Lubbock should have a great view of the eclipse. Some other cities that are in luck today:

Eureka, Calif.: 6:28 p.m. PDT
Reno, Nev.: 6:31 p.m. PDT
Grand Canyon, Ariz.: 6:35 p.m. MST
Albuquerque: 7:36 p.m. MDT (note time zone change)

Other places in the U.S. will only see a partial eclipse if anything at all.

Remember not to stare directly at the solar eclipse tonight. Doing so could cause permanent damage to your eyes. Here are directions on how to make your very own pin-hole viewer.

There will be a watch party tonight. The Lubbock Lake Landmark and the South Plains Astronomy Club are teaming up to host a watch party starting at 7:30pm. There will be a TV on site to safely view the eclipse. You can get more information here.

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