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Annular eclipse set for Saturday

DAVENPORT – As the sun is climbing into the sky Saturday, Oct. 14, the morning will darken as the annular eclipse takes place.

The annular eclipse is set to begin locally at about 8:09 a.m. and end about 10:44 a.m.

The maximum eclipse – about 83.3% here – occurs at about 9:23.

Weather permitting, Lincoln County residents can watch the moon pass in front of the sun, blocking out most of the sunlight.

The 2-hour, 35-minute event is different from a total solar eclipse, in that the moon won't completely cover the sun.

Those watching the eclipse will see a crescent-shaped sun at maximum passage de...


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