Monday, Aug. 21 will mark the beginning of the new academic year, but it will also mark the day of quite possibly the biggest astronomical event in nearly 100 years: a total solar eclipse across the United States.
Unlike places like Hopkinsville, which will experience a total eclipse, areas like Evansville will only see a partial eclipse. Those will allow you to view the sun during the eclipse, and assure that your eyes are safely protected.
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Michael Zeiler of GreatAmericanEclipse.com estimates anywhere from 1.85 to 7.4 million Americans will visit the path of totality on August 21.
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The full eclipse will be visible in the path of totality, which stretches through 14 states. Despite the lack of totality, viewing the eclipse still provokes several health risks, requiring observers to view with caution.
According to a NASA's "Total Eclipse 2017" website, eclipses are the result of "the special coincidence of the moon and the sun being the same angular size". That will be when the moon starts to touch the edge of the sun.
"If they aren't using their proper eye protection or shield and they're trying to weld just closing their eyes or using their sunglasses, it's the same effect", Stephen Ellison said. Look for glasses rated to the ISO 12312-2 worldwide standard.
The "Viewing and Activities" will occur from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, August 21, at the library. You could also check out 7-Eleven, Toys "R" Us and Walmart, since some locations might carry solar eclipse glasses.
The alerts come days before the solar eclipse, and as others said they have been duped by fake glasses. Goggles, homemade filters, or sunglasses, even very dark ones, will not protect your eyes.
Examine your solar filters or eclipse glasses before using them. At that time, there weren't solar eclipse glasses for him to wear to look up.
You've probably never seen anything in the world like a total solar eclipse.
0 The number of hotel rooms on Hotel.com available the night before the eclipse in Nashville Tennessee (one of the larger cities in the path of totality). Not only is what I described above so incredibly amazing, but what makes it even more special is how rare it is.
Both recommended against using a camera or binoculars to photograph or look at the sun during an eclipse.