What to expect Monday from the solar eclipse in the Brazos Valley

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BRYAN / COLLEGE STATION (KBTX) While the Brazos Valley will not fall in the path of the total solar eclipse moving across the country, a decent partial eclipse is expected to make a sight in the sky over the area.

The partial eclipse is expected to reach 68.5% occlusion around the midday hours Monday. The whole event has a run time of roughly 2 hours and 58 minutes.

• The event starts at 11:43 a.m. as the moon starts to make it's move between the sun and the Earth.

• Over the next 15 to 20 minutes, the light in the sky is expected to slowly dim leading us to the peak of the partial eclipse between 1:11 p.m. and 1:13 p.m.

• After that short time spent at max partial eclipse, the shadow over the sun will slowly move to the left allowing more light to shine down. The event is expected to end by 2:42 p.m.

Sky conditions are forecast to hold up for viewing in the Brazos Valley. Mostly sunny conditions are expected, with a possible strip of high clouds stretched across the Southeastern Brazos Valley.

Protective glasses are suggested to view this spectacle safely. ISO certified solar eclipse glasses are recommended, with a filter of 12 or higher.

KBTX will be holding a solar eclipse viewing party from noon to 2pm Monday, August 21st at Wolf Pen Creek in College Station. The first 75 attendees to come by the WeatherEDGE will receive a free pair of glasses to view the eclipse.