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Plenty of people are traveling to southern Illinois for the once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse to go over that part of the state. But not everyone will be able to get down there to see the event in-person, and Lincoln Land Community College will provide live coverage for those who can’t make the trip south.


Samantha Reif is an Associate Professor of Geology and Astronomy at LLCC. She will be traveling to Du Quoin to watch the eclipse from the state fairgrounds there, and she will be providing live video on Facebook from the Lincoln Land Community College Facebook page.



Reif says with the eclipse not being a total eclipse in Central Illinois, there will be no safe time to look at the sun for the eclipse. But, Reif’s live feed will provide a safe view of the total eclipse from the southern part of the state.



Reif says if you don’t have a computer or Facebook, LLCC will be providing her live feed on the campus during the eclipse.



The moon will start to block the sun around noon on Monday. Reif will provide live updates every 30 minutes on Facebook, and will be live for the duration of the total eclipse around 1:20 p.m.

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