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"I'm surprised at how few Montana sites there are", she said.

"Spanish moss is the sun, really rough cardboard is the moon, and the Earth is smooth cardboard with sand to create the continents", Runyon told ABC News. The sun will look like a dark hole in the sky.

Parts of Kansas City, Kansas, could receive 23 seconds of "totality" - the phrase being used for a total solar eclipse - as compared to 2 minutes or more for Atchison, Kan., and St. Joseph, Mo. The city's Department of Livability and Tourism expects traffic to reach unprecedented volumes following the eclipse as visitors and residents attempt to leave the peninsula at the same time. The next solar eclipse in Kansas will be in 2045, according to local officials. That the moon is an irregular body, and especially along the edge, along the outer rim during an eclipse, there are going to be mountains and valleys, and so depending on where the sun disappears from where you are, maybe it disappears behind a mountain, in which case the eclipse starts early for you. Blair said the sun will not be fully uncovered again until 3:58 p.m. "I think these days people use the word "awesome" to mean cool or neat, but I think the word "awesome" was inspired by seeing a total eclipse".

They say mom was right: You can damage your eyes staring at the sun, even the slimmest sliver of it. Normal sunglasses don't provide enough protection.

Atkinson explained burning a retina, which can occur if a person looks directly at the sun without protection, is painless.

"Make sure to help children to use solar filters and eclipse glasses properly", Dr. Ronold Tesch said.

Though the spectacle will be observed (through protective glasses and equipment, read about that below) best if skies are clear, people will still notice the great darkening of the sky during the eclipse peak even if it's cloudy. Just do not forget to wear your eclipse safety glasses for all stages of the eclipse before and after totality! You'll need them to safely view the partial phase of the eclipse directly. The app maker suggests you can instead use the filter in the app, and your smartphone camera to look up at the sun.

Remember, you can not substitute sunglasses for solar viewing glasses and if you look directly at the eclipse with your naked eyes, you may cause serious eye damage.

A limited supply of free eclipse glasses are also available from the Brookings Public Library (limit two per family).

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"It's a big event".

"We'll have glasses available for every student and staff so we can take advantage of this tremendous educational opportunity", he said Tuesday. David Baron, science reporter and author of "American Eclipse", said.

Bitterroot College will also live stream the eclipse on its Facebook page.

"Come out wherever you are and enjoy this", Newman said. A total solar eclipse is a rare educational experience that doesn't cost anything, and that kids won't likely soon forget.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science is holding solar-scope viewing and special events from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. Stars also can appear.

As for the coverage and timing of coverage, NASA offers an interactive map that allows you to click with a steady hand on your location to get the precise amount of coverage (assuming good sky conditions for viewing) and the timing in universal time (UT).

Places nearby the path of the total eclipse, like Washington state, experience the total eclipse.

"Related projection methods - One viewing technique is to project an image of the sun onto a white surface with a projecting telescope". Do hope for good weather and favorable viewing conditions on August 21, so that you can observe this spectacular event.

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