Here Comes the Eclipse: Solar Event Will Traverse US on August 21

18 August, 2017, 01:20 | Author: Benny Bass
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The last time a total eclipse was visible in the United States was February 26, 1979.

According to NASA, a total solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, blocking out sunlight.

The website Vox has a helpful interactive site where you can place your zip code in the yellow box and it will diagram for you the entire event including how much of the sun will be blocked where you are. So users are able to see what the eclipse would look like if you were standing on the sun, or looking down on the North Pole.

Coastal areas of SC will be the final place in the United States to experience the total solar eclipse, with the peak eclipse occurring around 2:47 p.m. EDT and the shadow of the moon moving offshore shortly after 4 p.m. EDT.

Facebook said clicking on the message will help you watch NASA's Facebook Live coverage, which starts at 12 p.m. EDT (9 a.m. PDT). Stay tuned to Weather on the 1s on Spectrum News as we continue to fine tune Monday's solar eclipse forecast. It is free and open to everyone, not just senior citizens, at 2701 West Windsor Drive. "The light from the sun is so powerful that this small amount of the sun will damage your eyes and cause blindness if you look at it directly-even if you look at it for only a few seconds".

And here's another pretty cool tip Barnes gave us: If you have the solar glasses, head outside before the eclipse to test them out. From the prospective of an individual observer, a partial eclipse is one in which the observer is within the penumbral shadow but outside the path of the umbral or antumbral shadows. Check to see if Walmart, Lowe's or other retail outlets still have certified solar filters in stock before Monday's eclipse. Homemade filters or sunglasses are not safe for looking at the sun.

If you can't find these glasses Gavin suggested some alternative ways to safely view this phenomenon. Teachers will also be showing a special safety video produced by the Bentonville Schools with students before taking their classes outside.

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