Eclipse to take place Monday

Rodiano Bonacci
Agosto 19, 2017

It will last one minute and seven seconds.

The Flandrau Planetarium on the University of Arizona campus reports that it has solar eclipse glasses in stock and they can be purchased for $5 each at the center's science store.

An eclipse is only visible from the same spot on earth once every 347 years on average, he said.

We're all so caught up in where best to see it and how to buy those stupid glasses that we forgot to check the most important thing: the weather forecast.

"Why do we care?"

The high-demand accessory for safe eclipse viewing is selling out fast at locations all across Middle Tennessee.

"I don't think they have to worry about their dogs or cats looking up at the sun, because it's not natural for them to do that, but a lot of people get together, they might shoot off fireworks or honk their horns".

The Chinese made written records of eclipses as far back as 2100 BC, but Hermann said earlier documentation can be found in stone markings.

The eclipse's longest duration will be near Carbondale, Ill., where the sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds, according to NASA. But as a precautionary measure, it couldn't hurt to keep them indoors during the eclipse, he said. For the USA, the next total solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024.

Regardless of how much of the actual eclipse can be seen this time, astronomy experts stress that no one should look directly at the sun during the eclipse.

For a man who has seen three eclipses in his life, he said it's not something to miss. Millions of Americans across a 70-mile-wide (113-kilometer) corridor from OR to SC will see the sky darken as the sun disappears from view, albeit for only a few minutes at a time. Because the sun and moon appear the same size, the sun is momentarily blocked, turning the sky dark and leaving a corona of light around the moon.

"Because they are driven by convective currents (from the sun's heat), cumulus clouds tend to dissipate as totality nears", Beatty revealed.

Dr. Kent Davis, a veterinarian at Animal Hospital at the Crossing, concurred that pets don't generally look at the sun and are unlikely to do that during an eclipse.

As it happens, NASA has a tutorial explaining how you can make a projector using any two pieces of cardboard.

If you aren't wearing protective glasses, ultraviolet light from the sun can penetrate and be absorbed into your retina, where it can cause a condition that eye doctors call solar retinopathy.

To help you prepare for a fun and safe eclipse-viewing, Live Science has compiled everything you need to know, from where to watch, how to watch and the science behind the event.

If you plan to take pictures with a camera or cell phone, practice ahead of time. From 1 to 4 p.m. both days, "The Solar Eclipse as Seen Through the Lens of Art" will allow visitors to the museum's Interactive Children's Gallery to create a box projector activity. Be sure to turn off the flash.

Why does the path of totality move West to East?

Do you have an eclipse viewing party to add to the list?

Pavillion, Wyoming: 11:38 a.m.

The eclipse maximum in Clearwater is scheduled to occur at 2:49:12 p.m.

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