James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said “The annular solar eclipse (the path runs from parts of South Texas to Oregon) will be visible in Alabama as a partial eclipse."

Millions of people will have the opportunity to witness an annular solar eclipse as it travels through North, Central, and South America, said NASA.


This includes Alabama Crimson Tide football fans, as this will take place during the game against Arkansas at Bryant-Denny Stadium with an 11 a.m. CT kickoff.

Timing of the Partial Eclipse in Portions of Alabama

The event starts at 10:38 a.m. CT, reaches its maximum at 12:08 p.m. CT, and concludes at 1:43 p.m. CT for Birmingham and the majority of Alabama.

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Weather Outlook During Eclipse

For now, it looks like the sky will be mostly clear during the event here, said Spann.

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What is the Expected Peak Amount in Alabama?

At the peak, 57.5 percent of the sun will be obscured by the moon.

How to Be Prepared

Never look directly at the sun without protective eclipse glasses.

It’s recommended to have specialized eye protection like the certified ISO 12312-2 international safety standard for filters for direct viewing of the Sun. Click here for more information.

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