Monday’s Eclipse will be a once in a lifetime event for Winchester VA inhabitants.  The positioning of the eclipse over North America it what makes it unique.   Hence it’s name “The Great America Eclipse”.    It’s amazing to think that THE FORT and its past inhabitants have witnessed similar solar events, though not quite like this.      Today we have science and safety glasses, but can you imagine what it was like in the past watching eclipses?   On average these totality events touch where you live once every 375 years.

Timeline for Monday-  Courtesy of

Time Phase 

1:16 pm

Partial Eclipse begins


Maximum Eclipse
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.

4:00 pm

Partial Eclipse ends
The Moon leaves the Sun’s edge.

*** Note: The Sun’s UV radiation can burn the retinas in the eyes leading to permanent damage or even blindness. This can occur even if your eyes are exposed to direct sunlight for just a few seconds.

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