Solar Eclipse Safety Reminders
On October 14, 2023, the moon will pass between the sun and the Earth creating an annular eclipse. Most of Pershing County from Rye Patch to the Pershing-Humboldt County line, including Imlay, Mill City, Grass Valley, and Unionville will be within the path of the eclipse.
The eclipse is estimated begin in Nevada at about 9:18 AM on October 14 with the maximum eclipse in our area at around 9:22 AM.
If you want to view this event, please remember that the Sun is not completely blocked by the moon during an annular eclipse. It is never safe to look directly at the sun without specialized eye protection designed for solar viewing. To stay safe, the Nevada Department of Emergency Management has created the following flyer to help Nevadans protect themselves and enjoy a safe eclipse.
In addition to eye and skin protection, we also encourage that you pay attention to your surroundings and be aware of those around you. Please make sure you are clear of roadways and walkways to avoid creating hazards. Please do not try to view the eclipse while driving and be aware of heavier than normal traffic throughout the county.
For more information about the Nevada 2023 Annular Eclipse, visit http://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/nevada-2023-eclipse.