By Ginny Harman

The nation is preparing for a solar eclipse this coming Monday, August 21, which will be the first time an event like this has occurred since 1979, NASA reports.

While California will be able to see a partial eclipse, other states like Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Tennessee, Missouri, and South Carolina will have a view of the total eclipse.

The Inland Empire has a few viewing spots, as detailed by The Press-Enterprise.

University of California, Riverside

Telescopes will be available with special solar filters. The event is free, but parking passes have to be purchased by calling 951-827-1012.

Marna O’Brien Park, Wildomar

Viewings will be from 9a-11a, with peak viewing happening about 10:20a.

Corona Public Library, Corona

The library is holding a viewing beginning at 10a.

California State University, San Bernardino

A viewing will be held on the lawn in front of the library.

Jackson Dodd contributed to this article. 

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