Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017

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Are you going to see it? I will be in Tennessee :cool:

 

I hope there won't be too many clouds.  :dancehall3:

 

 

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:celestial5: Some sites you may want to look at for info:

 

Eclipse: Who? What? Where? When? and How?

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On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totalitycan see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. 

Who Can See It?

Lots of people! Everyone in the contiguous United States, in fact, everyone in North America plus parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will see at least a partial solar eclipse, while the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 14 states.  

What is It?

This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location.  For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds.  The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.  

Where Can You See It?

You can see a partial eclipse, where the moon covers only a part of the sun, anywhere in North America (see “Who can see it?”). To see a total eclipse, where the moon fully covers the sun for a short few minutes, you must be in the path of totality. The path of totality is a relatively thin ribbon, around 70 miles wide, that will cross the U.S. from West to East.  

When Can You See It?

Times for partial and total phases of the eclipse vary depending on your location. This interactive eclipse map(link is external) will show you times for the partial and total eclipse anywhere in the world. 

How Can You See It?

You never want to look directly at the sun without appropriate protection except during totality.  That could severely hurt your eyes.  However, there are many ways to safely view an eclipse of the sun including direct viewing – which requires some type of filtering device and indirect viewing where you project an image of the sun onto a screen. Both methods should produce clear images of the partial phase of an eclipse.  Click here for eclipse viewing techniques and safety.

 

 

See How the Solar Eclipse Will Look From Anywhere in the U.S.

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The 2017 total solar eclipse is fast approaching, and hordes of sky gazers are scrambling to find a spot where they can see the shadow of the moon completely obscure the sun for a few moments on Aug. 21.

 

There's technically plenty of room for every American to pack into the narrow zone from Oregon to South Carolina where the total blackout will occur, shown on this eclipse map. But most of the country will be moored in a place where they will see only a partial eclipse, which occurs when the moon will block anywhere from nearly the entire sun to just a slice of it.

 

So we decided to create a simulation of the eclipse (above) that shows a view of the sky from any location in the U.S., allowing you to see what the eclipse will look like from anywhere. Here's what it will look like from Goreville, Illinois, a town of 1,067 lucky people where the eclipse will last for the longest period, over two-and-a-half minutes:

 

Here's a Weather Update for Solar Eclipse Day (Aug. 21, 2017)

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With eclipse day fast approaching, many people are obviously concerned about how the weather will impact their viewing. Here's how it's looking for locations all along the eclipse path. Before getting into this, however, I want to make sure anyone reading this acknowledges a "reality check" that this event is still three days away, and forecasters are not overly confident on some of the finer details. Over the weekend, this confidence will increase, especially as Monday comes into the time range of various shorter-term, higher-resolution computer models. 

 

Turn Your Smartphone into an Eclipse Tool Kit with Essential Apps

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With the right apps installed, your smartphone or tablet can be a powerful tool for planning and enjoying the Great American Solar Eclipse. It can deliver forecasts of eclipse-spoiling cloud cover and navigate you to sunny skies, and capture images of the eclipse and your own excited reactions to the big event. It can even speak to you, telling you what to look for and when, when to remove filters and enjoy the spectacle of totality with your naked eyes, and when it's time to cover up again. In this edition of Mobile Astronomy, we'll cover which apps to download and how to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 

 

Watching the eclipse without glasses? Want a hole in your vision?

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There’s a reason mothers everywhere tell their children not to look directly at the sun. Eclipse or no eclipse, looking directly at the sun can damage the retinas of the eyes, creating a permanent hole in the center of vision. People must use certified glasses with lenses equipped for viewing the sun.

 

The sun burns at 10,340 degrees Fahrenheit, 93 million miles away, but it’s close enough to inflict plenty of damage. Imagine everything you see with a blur. That’s what can occur for a person who stares directly into the sun for too long.

 

Dr. Mark Michels, founder of Retina Care Specialists in Palm Beach Gardens, said it takes between 1 and 1 1/2 minutes for real damage to occur because of photo-chemical reaction in the eye. But what’s important to note, he says, is the damage is cumulative so looking away from the eclipse for a few minutes and then looking back is not at all safe.

 

Are you going to see it? :cupid:

 

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Poor México but at least I'll see half of it

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No it's always cloudy here when things like this happens. It sucks big time. 

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I will be working my pathetic retail job so I will miss the event of the millenium unfortunately. Poor that. 

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Way to ruin my even more bad eye sight. So no for me 

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Space is scary. 

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Yup, I'll be in the 75% visible area. Wish I could've went to the 100% path but alas, I couldn't :(

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I live columbia, SC so we are one of the major 9 cities that will be able to see it.  I’m excited. I manage a hotel and our rates are crazy expensive and we are sold out!! 

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No, I'll be at work. I work at a daycare and we're inside when it's supposed to happen. Maybe I'll be able to see a glimpse of it from out our window.

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No I'll be in class, but I didn't get any glasses anyway :jonny:

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no its not gonna be visible from my area:rip:

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Not visible in my area

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i dont have glasses can i still see it

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They're actually cancelling school around here because of it 

 

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I've been singing Solar Eclipse of the Heart ever since I heard I was able to finally get to witness one

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41 minutes ago, AnneBoleyn said:

Not visible in my area

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I don't have those glasses so I'mma just stare for a cute 3 seconds and then wait a bit to do so again :cm: 

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I don't have the glasses so no. I'll snap a cute picture 

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8 minutes ago, Almodusa said:

I don't have those glasses so I'mma just stare for a cute 3 seconds and then wait a bit to do so again :cm: 

 

Just now, Notorious MINAJ said:

I don't have the glasses so no. I'll snap a cute picture 

Where do you guys live?

 

Here I know Grease Monkey is giving them out, I would say check your local library as well but they're probably out 

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Only 70-80% for me. Cute but I'm excited for the 100% In 2024

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35 minutes ago, Triton said:

 

Where do you guys live?

 

Here I know Grease Monkey is giving them out, I would say check your local library as well but they're probably out 

I live in Atlanta.

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40 minutes ago, Triton said:

 

Where do you guys live?

 

Here I know Grease Monkey is giving them out, I would say check your local library as well but they're probably out 

NYC

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