WHIO Radio will have a special live show from 1 until 4 p.m. The special Eclipse show can be listened to live here.
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There are several events planned throughout the Miami Valley today, including over 10 watch parties.
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Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said there is a slight chance for rain today with some cloud coverage, but there will still be the chance to see the eclipse this afternoon.
Kate Bartley in Tennessee for the eclipse
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Some local schools are closing today out of concern for student safety, while other districts are making plans, as the eclipse will be happening around dismissal time.
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Since the Miami Valley won’t experience a total solar eclipse, there is a threat and concern that looking directly at the eclipse could cause retina damage to your eyes. If you don’t have a pair of certified eclipse glasses, there are other ways to view the eclipse, including a pinhole projector.
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Animals may be affected by the eclipse, and Director of the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center said it may not be a bad idea to bring pets inside.
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