Prepare for Solar Event with Eclipse Glasses

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 13, 2017

Educators will also guide families in the creation of their own pinhole viewer, a safe way to view the eclipse for those unable to purchase eclipse glasses.

Smith was in college in North Carolina at the time of the 1970 total solar eclipse.

NASA is set to study the Earth's ionosphere during the upcoming total solar eclipse in the US،to better understand the Sun's relationship to the region of the atmosphere where satellites orbit and radio signals are reflected towards our planet، according to the Indian Express. Due to the coronal light being a million times fainter than the light from the sun itself, it will not cause blindness. For those who want to make sure that they witness the solar eclipse in its totality, the path of the 2017 total solar eclipse will meander through 12 states along a 2,500-mile stretch of land from OR to SC. The Eclipse begins in Lima at 1:01:48pm with the mid eclipse happening at 2:27:42pm.

"We're talking about a sliver of the moon's shadow that crosses the surface of the Earth", Lazarova said. However, it's not really a necessity, as even on normal days, animals don't particularly have a habit of looking at the sun, so there's no specific worry as to whether they will on the specific day of the eclipse.

Every year, the moon's orbit gets slightly farther from Earth - about four centimeters each year. The last coast-to-coast eclipse was in 1918, and after this one, the next won't come until 2045.

Charleston is expected to only experience about a minute and a half of total darkness around 2:26 p.m., but the entire eclipse cycle will span almost three hours.

Anyway, I just wanted to emphasize that if you have any interest in the total eclipse, you need to make plans to go see the one this month because they are very, very rare. I've found that most makeup/compact mirrors work well.

If you're lucky enough to be in the path of totality, you may notice a change in the sky's hue as the shadow moves closer to you, Young says.

Shadow bands will appear as dark, thin objects that race around on the surface of light objects right before and after total solar eclipses, nearly like tiny snakes dashing back and forth or moving slivers of sunshine found at the bottom of a pool. "This is when the light from the sun is shining through the valleys on the moon, so we're actually seeing structure on the moon for that".

This article is based on an interview that aired on PRI's Science Friday with Ira Flatow.

People who want to gather and learn more about the eclipse as well as share in this cosmic spectacle.

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