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These states will have the best views of the solar eclipse

18 August 2017, 11:18 | Christie Tate

These states will have the best views of the solar eclipse

Montana astronomy group travels to Idaho to view eclipse

Starting around 9:30 a.m. Monday morning, the moon's orbit will pass directly between the earth and the sun.

Solar eclipses are an exciting event for stargazers around the globe, but it has not always been that way.

There is no chance of rain, according to the forecast made four days in advance of the rare solar event. A shadow will fall on earth during this time. In the center of that 70-mile wide path, the total eclipse will last from 2 minutes to 2 minutes and 40 seconds.

"In a total solar eclipse, what's happening is that the moon moves in front of the sun", Beard said.

On 21 August, darkness will descend on much of the central continental U.S. for the first time in almost 40 years - or 100 in some parts of the country - due to a much-anticipated solar eclipse.

To protect against retinal burns, Bressler and other ophthalmologists are instructing solar eclipse viewers to secure proper safety equipment or prepare a safe viewing technique before the event.

While in Europe for a meeting in the early 1990s, Bressler said he witnessed a near total solar eclipse. For example, in Ancient China, people believed the sun was being devoured by a giant dragon and the only way to scare it away was to make as much noise as possible. This is called an annular eclipse. Go to BBB.org to look for Accredited Businesses and read reviews and complaints before you book. The answer is that the orbit of the moon is slightly tilted with respect to the orbit of the Earth. "By contrast, ancient people felt a connection to the heavens since they depended on the sun and stars to tell time and mark their calendars".

To add to the complications, the moon's orbit is elliptical.

The maximum point of the eclipse will occur at 2:44 p.m., when the moon obscures 86 percent of the sun's area.

Montana astronomy group travels to Idaho to view eclipse
These states will have the best views of the solar eclipse

Bus scams. Traffic will likely be very heavy on any road between a major city and the eclipse path.

Doctors say looking directly at it could cause permanent damage. Even using some filter material can be unsafe as the sun also emits risky ultra-violet radiation.

Just like a sunburn to the skin, the pain caused by exposing your eyes to direct sunlight usually follows hours or even a day later.

Still, shoppers are reportedly relentless in their quest for the glasses, according to sales associates in some of the big box stores at the Pittsburgh Mills.

If you do miss the upcoming eclipse, you will have to wait until 2024.

"Oh no doubt, it's a nerd thing to do, I'm happy to do it", explains Matt Bigler, an eclipse enthusiast. But be sure check the shipping before you order to make sure you will get them on time. Looking at a projected image is certainly safer, but it is also wise to wear eye protection. He says, "There's really not a safe way or amount of time to look at the sun without the appropriate equipment". You will damage your eyes! They have 24 pairs of eclipse glasses and welding glasses that meet a shade-14 standard for people to share, said Rodolfo Barniol Duran, assistant professor of physics and one of the event's organizers.

Many cultures developed mythological explanations for eclipses.

Tim Philp has enjoyed science since he was old enough to read.

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