For the station crew, the first partial eclipse opportunity will begin at 12:33 a.m. EDT (GMT-4) and end 13 minutes later.
The path of totality for the eclipse anticipated on august 21 covers a swath about 70 miles wide and 186 miles long in Tennessee.
Remember, you can not substitute sunglasses for solar viewing glasses and if you look directly at the eclipse with your naked eyes, you may cause serious eye damage.
"If you can see lights of more ordinary brightness through your eclipse glasses or handheld viewer, and you're not sure the product came from a reputable vendor, it's no good", AAS said in a statement.
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune join Earth in being capable of total solar eclipses with large enough moons at the right distances away to block the sunlight.
In Halifax, he said, residents will be able to view it from about 2:40 p.m. until just before 5 p.m. While seeing this partial eclipse will be a spectacle, if you want to see the total eclipse and don't mind traveling, you have some options.
Felicity Poe tries a pair of the free glasses, which makes eclipse viewing safe, at the Fauquier County Public Library in Warrenton. Some are calling it the Great American Eclipse, and Georgia is one of the states that the eclipse's path of totality, a 70-mile-wide ribbon, will cross, according to NASA.
Also, you should not use homemade filters or substitute ordinary sunglasses, not even those with very dark lenses. Alternatively, you can purchase them online, but be careful to only get products that comply with the ISO 12312-2 worldwide safety standard for filters for direct viewing of the sun. In the search bar, type in the location where you will be on the day of the eclipse.
Space station astronaut Randy Bresnik shows off a solar filter that will be used by the crew during multiple opportunities to photograph the August 21 solar eclipse from their perch 250 miles up.
"A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon falls within the Earth's shadow, and a solar eclipse occurs when some people fall within the moon's shadow", explained Derrick Rohl, Planetarium Manager of the Adventure Science Center. Better yet, we are told to look for eclipse glasses, whatever they are.