There will be a total solar eclipse on August 21st. The path of the moon's shadow will run diagonally through the United States, and while we won't see a fully obstructed sun here in Peterborough, we will get about 70 percent of it (which is still pretty fun to see!).
Image from NASA
Head outside a little after 1 p.m. to see the start. The maximum coverage will happen at 2:30 p.m. and the eclipse will wrap up just before 4 p.m.
SOLAR ECLIPSE SAFETY
The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers (that meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard). Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun.