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Solar eclipse 2017: When, where and how to view it safely

Solar eclipse 2017: When, where and how to view it safely

It will be tough eclipsing this eclipse.

This isn't much of a surprise, considering the excitement surrounding the August 21 "Great American Eclipse", when the moon will completely block out the sun in 14 states across the country.

Ahead of the solar eclipse, here is a guide to getting the right eclipse glasses and solar filters for your camera.

Ophthalmologists can not stress enough the importance of wearing approved eclipse viewing glasses.

And the party planning is at full tilt from OR to SC. The closer to the path of totality, the more the moon will cover the sun.

As long as a school can confirm that at least 200 kids will be watching the eclipse, Mystery Science will ship a box of glasses free of charge.

Scientists are also going gaga.

Podoll says there is a time period where it's safe to take off the glasses during totality.

"There's clearly lots of excitement building about the eclipse", Lattis said.

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The tool also shows the where the sun will be covered by the moon and estimates how much of the sun will be covered at the peak. "Just watch it safely". It will resemble twilight and the temperature will drop 10 to 15 degrees.

The darkest path, where Americans will be able to see the total eclipse, will stretch all the way from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina. In ancient China, a ruler once ordered two astronomers to be beheaded when they failed to predict an eclipse. We're talking the South Pacific, and Chile and Argentina.

The United States is in the bull's-eye this time.

The Solar eclipse on August 21 will affect photovoltaic generators across the United States, the EIA said. This time, he's headed to his sister's farm in eastern Tennessee. The path of totality begins in Lincoln Beach, Oregon. The nearest place to view totality is Carbondale, and hotel rooms have been booked there for many months. In Hopkinsville, Kentucky, they're calling in the National Guard. "It can cause severe vision problems", he warns. The lecture and book signing are part of the University's PeayClipse celebration, commemorating the historic solar eclipse. This event was an annular eclipse, meaning that the moon was positioned further away from the earth and did not completely block out the sunlight. At 12:15pm, APSU faculty and students will lead everyone to the campus' Fortera Stadium to watch the eclipse. They also tend to be made with special filters that preserve the color of the sun so viewers can more easily distinguish between the moon and the sun's outer ring, or corona. Nashville is the biggest metropolitan area along the eclipse's main drag. With interest boosted through social media, eclipse tourists have cities located in the path of totality bracing for crowds, traffic jams and price-gouging.

It adds: "Companies like Thousand Oaks Optical and others you can find by using the keyword "Solar filters" have these filters for sale".

NASA will live stream the event in various platforms, so all one has to do is open up any of the agency's streaming platforms.

Those multitudes are what terrify Jackie Baker, who owns and runs the Eclipse Kitchen with her father in a village of 600 that's tucked into a valley in southernmost IL.

The Eclipse Kitchen is in the crosshairs of both. The line of totality will cross from Texas, up through the Midwest, nearly directly over Indianapolis, Cleveland and Buffalo, New York, up over New England and out over ME and New Brunswick, Canada. It only lasted about three minutes but was extremely exciting for the astronomers on board.

That's Cooke's plan, too. It just might be one of the coolest things you'll ever do!


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