South MS will only see partial solar eclipse around 1 pm

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 20, 2017

We can only see lunar eclipses during a full moon. You can find your specific circumstances at the U.S. Naval Observatory's Solar Eclipse Web page. The sun's obstruction will range from 97 percent in Piggott in the northeast corner to 82 percent in Texarkana in the state's southwest.

So they're canceling classes, banning outdoor activities during eclipse hours or delaying practices for sports teams until after 4 p.m. - well after the 2:31 p.m. peak coverage of the sun here. The event will be over in the state's capital at 2:47 p.m. "Part of sun will be blocked".

According to experts, you need to be in the path of totality to be able to view the eclipse and that path is quite thin.

Without glasses, the sun's rays could cause permanent damage to your eyes.

-Avoid travel during the eclipse or in the area of the main path if you can. The eclipse will still be visible outside this range, but it will not be as dramatic.

The celestial event Monday, a total solar eclipse, hasn't been seen in the United States since 1979.

Other projects aim to capture the sensory experience of an eclipse. The inspiration for their trip came from the excitement of a conversation about the eclipse and a desire to watch from the path of totality.

Although solar eclipses usually occur every two or three years, tomorrow's total eclipse is especially rare because it will be cutting a path across the United States starting in or and ending in SC. The next hour and a half, it will cross through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and SC, ending near Charleston, 2:48 p.m. Visitors will watch the eclipse with solar glasses provided by the park. Higdon notes they'll have safe viewing at the Exploratorium. Drew Dickerson, manager of Arkansas Welding and Industry in Benton, said he's sold out of the thick, green lenses used in welders goggles.

In a statement released Friday, Union County School District Superintendent Dr. William Roach said "we spent a great deal of time talking with leaders from other districts and talking with others around the state".

The different stages of the eclipse.

"It's fresh", he said.

Parking will cost $5 per vehicle and while the flier states special glasses for viewing will be available for $2 each, organizers say they have already sold out, but hope to have some more by Monday morning. People are exhausted of hearing about politics and things.

GettyA total solar eclipse can be seen in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway, on March 20, 2015.

Don't let your curiosity take over your common sense or you might end up looking at the sun more than you ever would on a normal day.

After making safety precautions, Sky and Telescope advises you to get the proper gear.

Unfortunately, there are a number of counterfeit solar eclipse glasses on the market, and some that are compliant skipped seeking certification in a rush to get their product to the market.

"This event is a phenomenon to behold", Mukherjee said.

More than two dozen other wildfires are burning around OR, and almost a dozen of them are in the path of totality, where the moon will completely black out the sun.

It happens somewhere, usually over oceans, about once every 19 months. "This only occurs when the moon is situated one-half of a degree off the Earth's orbital path around the sun", explained Krishna Mukherjee, assistant professor of physics and engineering at Slippery Rock University. The two-day event is a build up to the eclipse which has not occurred in the St. Louis area since 1442. After looking at the sun, turn away and remove your filter - do not remove it while looking at the sun.

Myths still abound that pregnant woman should lie down and avoid eating during an eclipse and that people with pacemakers should remain inside because of a fear of electromagnetic waves from the sun. The Little Rock Zoo is asking its members to help observe the animals' reactions to the darkening of sky and the cooling temperature associated with an eclipse. The Dayton Christian School in southern OH has also canceled classes, as have many districts closer to the eclipse's path of totality in states like Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee. On average, it's visible for two minutes and 30 seconds.

The US Fire Administration has cautioned people to beware of counterfeit glasses that don't provide the right level of protection. "We realized this was something big, and we had to jump on it". Also check your local library as many are also holding viewing parties.

Hotels have always been booked up there, and Southern Illinois University has delayed its opening day of classes until Tuesday to accommodate the rush of visitors.

"I'm 85 and I've only seen four or five", he said.

Everyone I know has plans for the eclipse. Put your eclipse glasses on over them, or hold your handheld viewer in front of them. In 1878, one such eclipse crossed over the west south into the Gulf of Mexico.

Glasses are also available at Warby Parker.

Freyaldenhoven plans to view the eclipse with about 5,000 others at Rosecrans Memorial Airport in St. Joseph, Mo.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting (Total Eclipse Package) or by calling 866-459-7223.

The site says that a typical point-and-shoot camera can work, as long as you're not interested in close-ups.

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