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Surviving the total eclipse in your car


August 20, 2017

The first cross-country solar eclipse since the advent of the automobile is heading our way Monday, Aug. 21. And, while it won’t shroud Oklahoma in complete darkness, drivers will see and feel the difference while on the road, which could lead to some distracted driving behavior.

Most of Oklahoma will experience 80 to 90 percent obstruction of sunlight over the lunch hour on Aug. 21 when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun. Alva is expected to have a 90 percent eclipse at 1:01 p.m.

“As spectacular as this once-in-a-lifetime event will be, if you happen to catch a glimpse of it...

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