The moon eventually will block up to half of the sun during the eclipse's peak, particularly for viewers in Miami and southern Florida as well as southern Texas.
Astronomers are reminding the public that the sun can cause eye damage even when half of it is hidden from view. No one should ever look directly at the sun during a partial eclipse. A naked-eye view is dangerous and looking through binoculars or a telescope without proper filters can cause blindness in less than a second, according to Astronomy magazine.
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