August 21, 2017

Only 600M Years Left to Experience Total Solar Eclipse

01 August 2017, 11:31 | Virginia Santiago

NASA asks for public's help with nationwide eclipse experiment


This will precede by 14 days the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, which will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States since the February 26, 1979, eclipse. Just to the north and east, in parts of Wyoming and Nebraska, viewers will experience the "totality" - a full solar eclipse.

A 70-mile-wide strip will experience total darkness in the middle of the day, while a partial eclipse will be visible from much of North America and from parts of Europe - including, briefly, the UK.

What's more, the company's Nashville store falls within the path of totality and will host a viewing party. Otherwise, you will not get complete eye protection, even if you are wearing the appropriate eclipse glasses.

" You can build a pinhole camera - which lets you look at the eclipse indirectly - or install a solar filter on your telescope". "These events are so rare as seen from a given location on Earth, that the individuals who see this eclipse, they'll be telling their grandchildren". And to protect your eyesight when staring into the sun, you'll need protective glasses.

Totality comes in Columbia at 2:41 p.m., lasting until roughly 2:44 p.m. But the eclipse passes through this region around noon, so it should beat the worst of that threat.

If this eclipse draws a straight line between the entire United States and the personal chart of the president, we are being asked to make the connection. Solar eclipse safety glasses will be available free of charge for taking home, but only one per family. If you can only take one look, then try to time it for the period when the eclipse is at a maximum so you'll see the largest fraction of the sun covered by the moon.

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In the conference room above 25 Park Place, Room 223, you can watch live video streams from NASA and Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, where the totality can be seen.

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NASA says the only safe way to look at the eclipse is with special goal "eclipse glasses". The planetarium will also host programs throughout the day.

Time: Viewing starts at 2 p.m. There, they will assist some 700 students from the town's schools with eclipse-related activities.

The presentation will focus on the science of the upcoming solar eclipse. "Make sure they have their glasses on and are supervised at all times because kids have a higher rise of getting solar-retinopathy than adults". "That's why we tell you not to stare at the sun". Well, if you are planning on booking a hotel in an eclipse city, beware! Maximum coverage, about 79 percent, will be at 10:17 a.m.

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