Deborah Allbritain 6:30 a.m., April 1
Solar Eclipse and Kite Flying Party
A partial solar eclipse will be visible from San Diego on Sunday, May 20 from 5:27 to 7:43 p.m.
Though over three-quarters of the evening sun will be obscured by the moon at the 6:39 peak, unprotected viewing of any solar eclipse can cause permanent eye damage in just seconds.
As such, local artist Bobbi Koller is throwing an eclipse party from 3 p.m. ‘til sunset at Mission Bay Park, where you can show up early to fly a kite (BYOK) and stick around to watch the astronomical affair with a pair of bona fide solar viewing glasses ($2 from Koller).
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