Clemson using eclipse for solar research

20 August, 2017, 18:33 | Author: Oscar Goodwin
  • Can't be there? How to watch solar eclipse on TV, online

The total eclipse, when the Moon fully blocks light from the Sun, will be visible from a 70-mile-wide (113-kilometer) path that carves through 14 USA states. Whereas, I have foreign students from China, and they had two solar eclipses within two years not too long ago. It has not been confirmed that it is safe to use these glasses to view the eclipse.

Xcel Energy, which manages more than 1,000 megawatts of solar capacity in Minnesota, Colorado and New Mexico, said the company was planning for the eclipse the same way it does for a storm or cloud cover. It will reach South Carolina's Atlantic shore some 90 minutes later.

Celebrations are planned nationwide, including weddings timed to coincide with the eclipse and a live Caribbean cruise ship performance of the 1983 hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by the singer herself, Bonnie Tyler.

What you need to know about the Great American EclipseOn Monday, August 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, which will be visible from coast to coast.

Lyft is offering those heading to a destination to watch the solar eclipse a discount. National Geographic estimated 30 million people in Shanghai and Hangzhou alone were in its path that day. The path of totality spans about 70 miles (113 kilometers), and will pass through 14 states.

Live stream the eclipse: NASA will be streaming the total solar eclipse live online.

"We have the mechanics: The building, the wherewithal, the staff, all of the amenities that they were looking for", she said. Many are attending multiday festivals featuring music, yoga and astronomy lectures. The last recorded eclipse happened in the 1970's according to NASA.

"Many people will be using their cell phones to photograph, or even video the eclipse", he said.

Solar glasses are for sale at both Kaleideum locations, but have been sold out several times.

Early birds who snapped up extra pairs before the rush are selling them for up to $40 on Kijiji.

Not all the hoopla will unfold on dry land.

In Arkansas, the eclipse will be a shade shy of total in the northeast, even shyer in the southwest.

"Put the fat end up towards the sun and the little end down toward the paper and you can see the moon going across the sun", Stewart said.

"Imagine 20 Woodstock festivals occurring simultaneously across the nation", Michael Zeiler, an AAS advisory panel member wrote on his website, GreatAmericanEclipse.com, referring to the famously chaotic 1969 outdoor rock extravaganza in upstate NY.

On Oregon's coast, those along the path of totality will see "shadow bands" being cast across everything.

While the optimal places within the path of the eclipse are in the middle of the country, from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina, the tri-state area will still have a great partial eclipse view.

The University of Arizona will be celebrating Monday's solar eclipse by hosting a number of events throughout the weekend. It will be visible across North America.

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