A solar eclipse will occur Monday.

While a swath of the U.S. will get to see a total eclipse of the sun, the Imperial Valley will have to be content with a partial eclipse. Viewing times in the Valley will begin at 10:04 a.m., reach maximum coverage at 11:13 a.m. and be done by 12:26 p.m. Approximately one half of the sun will be covered by the moon's shadow at the peak. Experts remind you that you should never look directly at the sun without proper eye protection like Eclipse Glasses or a special solar filter. Sunglasses don't work. Nor does smoked glass, X-ray film or floppy disks. There are directions available on the internet to construct a box projector.