Written By: Monday, August 21st 2017

Some Canadians are driving south to see the total solar eclipse on Monday, while some NASA-funded scientists will be chasing it in retrofitted jets.

The eclipse — the first to cross the U.S. coast to coast in 99 years — will also provide a celestial show to people north of the border, though the partial eclipse visible in Canada won’t be quite so striking.

While the path of totality will stretch across a swath of the U.S. — from Oregon to South Carolina — for the first time in nearly a century, Canadian sky watchers will be treated to a partial eclipse.

Many are hoping Environment Canada’s prediction of a sun/cloud mix for Monday afternoon .. are wrong.

The partial eclipse with 75 to 80% coverage for Southern Ontario viewers, is going to peak at around 2:30pm, just when we’re expecting some clouds to roll in.

If you are planning to watch it unfold, you must have the proper, officially sanctioned eclipse glasses.

Regular sunglasses won’t cut it and you risk burning your retinas.

If you don’t have the glasses and still want to watch it live click here for NASA’s live-stream of the full eclipse in the US.

And although this eclipse is being billed as a “once in a lifetime event”, it will happen again in 2024.