When the United States is treated to a total solar eclipse of the Sun on August 21, 2017, a local resident and photo journalist Dave Munoz will be there to record the historic event for posterity. A graduate of California State University of Fulleerton one of the nation's best Journalism school, Dave resides in Montebello and takes photos for many local publications including the Monterey Park and West Valley Journal.
He reports that this will be the first total solar eclipse in the contiguous U.S. in 38 years. The path of totality will pass through 14 states with a maximum totality lasting 2 minutes and 40 seconds. This event is being dubbed the “Great American Eclipse” that will begin in Oregon and end in South Carolina. Los Angeles will experience a partial eclipse with 62% of the Sun blocked out. This will be the first total solar eclipse that’s exclusive to the United States since the birth of our country in 1776. The next total solar eclipse to hit the U.S. will occur on April 8, 2024. Always wear safety glasses while observing a partial eclipse. For additional information about the eclips. visit www.greatamericaneclipse.com
The exclipse will be completely covered by television and print media. Medical experts advise using appropropriate dark lenses to look at the eclipse, or else risk injury to the eyes.
To follow Dave' s photo coverage, you can go to 'Dave from Montebello" on Face Book.