It is anticipated that Minnesotans hoping to catch a clear view of today’s solar eclipse will likely be disappointed due to forecasted cloud cover and rain. The eclipse is expected to occur in the early afternoon, with the best angle for viewing in the state’s southeast corner. NASA estimates approximately 82 percent of the sun will be covered. The eclipse is set to begin shortly before 1 p.m., reach its peak around 2 p.m., and conclude shortly after 3 p.m.