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A view of the eclipsed sun through eclipse glasses

A view of the eclipsed sun through eclipse glasses

The glorious sight of the fully eclipsed Sun will be visible along a 70-mile-wide path arching from OR to SC.

The greatest solar eclipse in American history is headed straight for us, but the kids will play on. The danger is because it doesn't hurt to look into the sun like it might on a bright day, so people don't realize they are damaging their eyes. Look for the planet Venus, to the west of the sun. However when aligned correctly, the result is an awesome, emotional experience. The sky will darken from OR to SC, and what we see will be unforgettable. The next total eclipse in the continental U.S.is April 8, 2024, and the path is nowhere close to California.

"There are over 50 million people in the United States that are blind or visually impaired, so this book will help bring the eclipse to reality for those who see with their fingers and not their eyes." said professor Runyon.

The viewing event will take place rain or shine, and even if there's still smoke in the air.

Social media activity has been increasing for months now, building up the anticipation to be part of this rare event. The CSUF eclipse chasers plan to livestream the event on the Department of Physics Facebookpage.

"I've been told over and over again that this could be one of the most observed events in human history", said Joel Rane, the principal Inglewood librarian who is organizing the event locally.

As you get close to the start of totality, that last patch of bright sunlight makes the almost eclipsed sun look like a diamond ring.

With these unprecedented data sets, they hope to better our understanding of this perplexing region. According to AAS Press Officer and task-force representative Rick Fienberg, there may be some legitimate suppliers not on their list yet only because they "have no knowledge of them or that we haven't convinced ourselves they're safe". The Mayborn Science Theater will host a special viewing of the total solar eclipse August 21.

August 21 2017 will be the longest in the history of the solar Eclipse. Unfiltered cameras, telescopes, binoculars or other optical devices concentrate the solar rays and are a definite no-go in regard to eye safety.

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It is also important to take advantage of the awesome opportunity to inform a huge population about the science behind the event.

If you're watching from the path, totality will feel eerie.

Scientists are equally excited.

Stretching from roughly 50 to 400 miles above Earth's surface, the tenuous ionosphere is an electrified layer of the atmosphere that reacts to changes from both the Earth below and space above.

Normally, when we glance at the sun our instinct is to look away before damage occurs. This might be the only total solar eclipse I will witness in my lifetime so I'm looking forward to seeing the dark sky for couple of minutes during the daylight. To observe that you will have to travel out of state. However, as totality is ending, there's a flash of sunlight when the moon moves off the sun.

I will be fortunate enough to be part of a four-hour live online telecast of the eclipse from Carbondale via NASA's video podcast EDGE.

To remedy the dearth of research, the academy created a "Life Responds" project where citizens all over the world download the iNaturalist app from Apple or Android platforms and document the plant and animal reactions they see during the eclipse. The partial solar eclipse (weather permitting) will be at 2:13 p.m. Here on the Keweenaw Peninsula, we will have a 71 percent eclipse.

The Moon's formation 4.5 billion years ago, it would've been 23,000 km from earth, so eclipses would have been a more regular occurrence.

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