State officials advise North Dakotans to wear protective glasses for viewing eclipse

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(Bismarck, ND)  --  Don't look at the solar eclipse without the proper protective glasses.  

That's the message from officials as the eclipse is just days away.  

North Dakota is not in the path of totality on Monday but residents will still see the moon block about half the sun.  

It may be closer to 60-percent obscured in the Jamestown area and 55-percent in Bismarck.  

The eclipse will begin at 12:44 Central Time in Dickinson and 12:48 in Minot and Jamestown.  

It will reach its max coverage a little more than an hour later.