August 21 solar eclipse requires safe viewing

12 August, 2017, 18:30 | Author: Becky Perry
  • The European forecast models indicates a dry pattern over the Mid South August 21

The telescopes will be spread evenly along the 14 states that will experience a full solar eclipse. The peak time for the eclipse over the SJCOE Campus on Transworld Drive will be at approximately 10:17 a.m.

Conditions dramatically improve from Jackson, Wyoming, going northwest into Idaho and ending in Salem, Oregon, according to the data collected from August 21, 2000 and 2016.

Here in South-Central Pennsylvania, and areas outside the path, we are treated to a partial eclipse.

Bob Baer, a Southern Illinois University physics professor, will be taking telescopic images of the eclipse in Carbondale as part of a NASA initiative to collect photos from almost 70 sites in the path of totality.

"Staring at the sun for even a short time without the right protective eyewear can damage your retina permanently and even cause blindness called solar retinopathy", Dr. Timothy Minton said.

While no data exists for how many made-for-eclipse eyeglasses are in circulation overall, shady distributors of purportedly solar-safe shades abound on the Internet, Fienberg said.

A solar eclipse can only happen during a new moon. Everyone in the US will see at least a partial eclipse, where the moon passes in front of the sun, but doesn't block it completely. Those events inspired him to pursue a career in astronomy, and today, at 65 years old, he's known as "Mr. Eclipse" for his contributions to the field. But then only two years will pass until the next one on November 20, 2207. "You have to be in totality to see the precise moments of time the sunlight hits the edge of the moon where it's cratered or there's a valley". But even a small piece of the sun is sending out risky ultraviolet light. "Now we're hearing that Atchison, all those places, are so busy, they may not make it to those places".

"Seeing a total eclipse - the beauty of it, the awe of it, the humbling of it - seeing how tiny we are, it really puts a lot of things into perspective", Espenak said. We don't always get eclipse configurations every month due to the geometric constraints. For anyone at a place where a partial solar eclipse with occur, the use of solar filters is mandatory.

The GFS forecast model indicates temperature near 90 August 21
The European forecast models indicates a dry pattern over the Mid South August 21 The GFS forecast model indicates temperature near 90 August 21

My reason for traveling to see the total eclipse may be different from yours.

The above map shows the start, peak and end times of the eclipse, across the country.

Yang said Kansas City, Kansas, has had a great tourism season so far this year, and this adds to it.

Podoll said the most impressive feature during a total solar eclipse is the solar corona, which is the outer atmosphere of the sun.

Where can the solar eclipse be seen?

There are several viewing parties planned here for the community and tourists.

Pilots should also check NOTAMs carefully for possible TFRs and other events that could affect planned flights around August 21.

Each is family is allowed to get up to four pair of eclipse glasses for free at Shades of Charleston in Mount Pleasant or Sullivan's Island.

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