posted on May, 17 2012 @ 12:35 PM
Most of the NASA sites are using UTC which is -8 from PST.
You have to convert to your local time from UTC. Just google it..
As for partial, it is a partial eclipse in that the moon wont be big enough in the sky to block out the whole sun, only part of it, even when directly
in front it will not cover 100% and hence is not a "total" eclipse.
Also, the eclipse starts at 5pm and ends at 7pm because thats how long it will take the moon to pass completely over the sun, but the peak of the
eclipse will only last 4 minutes, the point where it sits directly between you and the sun.
Hope that helps!!! Don't use sunglasses to look at the sun you need special glasses!!! It will be dim enough to not hurt to look at directly but will
still cause damage!!! be careful!