How good of a view are we going to get of the total solar eclipse from here in Grand Junction? Looks like about a B+. 

Next Monday (August 21) the moon will cross directly in front of the sun, basically blocking it from view. Also, much of the sunshine will also be blocked causing a pretty distinct darkness during that time.

Overall, Colorado will get a 90 percent view of the eclipse. Grand Junction is just a little southwest of the projected path for 100 percent. But, it still should be pretty cool to witness. It'll be the first of its kind since 1776.

The phenomenon will begin at around 10:23 a.m. with the pinnacle of viewing at 11:47 a.m. The eclipse will slowly fade until about 1:14 p.m.

There is a viewing party taking place up Mesa Lakes Lodge. Also, Southwest Airlines is offering three separate flights out of Denver for you to enjoy the eclipse from.

Hopefully, you at least get to check it out no matter where you may be. But, please use the special viewing glasses or look up how to make your own out of a shoe box. Regular sunglasses, even polarized ones are not safe.

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