Here's everything you need to know about the solar eclipse

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 13, 2017

Springdale Public Library - Giving away solar eclipse glasses during eclipse viewing event on August 21. It's best to use protective glasses or use devices to view the eclipse indirect.

CATE, the Continental American Telescope Eclipse, is an experiment more than two years in the making. Free solar eclipse viewing glasses will be given out to participants, while supplies last. Take a time-lapse photo series of the scenery as the light dims with the smartphone secured on a tripod or other mounting so that you can watch the eclipse while your camera photographs the scenery.

Even if it is smoky or cloudy the eclipse will happen and safety is the number one goal. This year, for the first time since February 1979, states in the US will experience what is known as a total solar eclipse, or a "totality event".

Eclipse event team member Jaime Middleton said she is proud the college is a designated NASA viewing site.

If you want to find out how close you are going to be to the path of totality (or if you're trying to decide where to go on a last-minute summer vacation) this video on YouTube does a great job of showing where the Moon's shadow will fall most directly across North America on August 21.

But the total eclipse, when the sun passes behind the moon, will be fleeting.

818 Driving miles to Columbia, South Carolina (nearest big city to Syracuse in path of totality) Google maps says this is a 12 and a half hour trip with no breaks.

From noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St., will hold an AWS Special Abilities and Solar Eclipse Preparation Day for people with disabilities and for the general public.

"Because the earth is a sphere, the people in OR are going to experience a shorter eclipse because the moon's shadow has to travel just a bit further to touch the earth", Nelson said. The eclipse will be visible here from about noon to 3 p.m. A live web stream of the solar eclipse, as seen from other locations in the USA, will also be shown during eclipse time. Your best bet is to stick with a brand whose glasses are certified by NASA and the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

Those of us in Chicago will experience a partial eclipse.

NASA will also be covering the eclipse live, from earth and from the International Space Station.

"A lot of people think they can just use a filter on the eye-piece of their telescope but when the light comes through your telescope, it will burn out of the guts and literally light them on fire", she said.

"We sold out the same day we got them", a salesperson at Lowes told NBC Charlotte. Pick glasses that are compliant with the ISO 12312-2 standard. It will be the first coast-to-coast, US -only eclipse in 99 years.

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