Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada-Flintridge has developed an app so people can preview Monday’s solar eclipse, the aerospace research and development facility announced Thursday.
The Eyes on the Eclipse application allows users to simulate a view of the eclipse from any point on the planet, and can be used with any web browser.
Also, Jet Propulsion’s parent agency NASA plans to cover the event on its TV channel and website with footage from jet aircraft, high-altitude balloons, satellites, solar telescopes and the International Space Station.
According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, the moon will obscure a maximum 62 percent of the sun in the Los Angeles region at about 10:21 a. m Monday. The eclipse will begin a few minutes after 9 a.m. and end about 11:45.
On its website, JPL cautions visitors to not look directly at the sun without solar filter “eclipse glasses.”