Total solar eclipse viewing party planned in Palmyra
Aug 04, 2017, 00:11
Dr. Fitzgerald says that directly viewing the sun can cause blindness and special solar eclipse glasses are needed.
Cantore and Abrams will anchor live coverage of the eclipse as it crosses the country over the course of the day.
With the much-anticipated solar eclipse just a few weeks away, the Atlanta Public Library staff is planning an event to make the experience fun and educational for local residents. Warning: don't look directly at it with your naked eyes-instead, use certified eclipse glasses or the pinhole method described here.
If you are within the path of totality, remove your solar filter only when the moon completely covers the sun's bright face and it suddenly gets quite dark.
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The goal here is to see a total eclipse without having to move to a specific spot in the city. "Any place along that path can be clear or cloudy on eclipse day". The Tallulah Gorge State Park will host a solar eclipse festival from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug 21.
Hawley, a physics and astronomy professor and the director of engineering physics at the University of Kansas, advised booking any travel tickets and hotel reservations way ahead of time and to expect plenty of traffic on the road.
It's no secret that Google has teamed up with a number of organizations, including the Gordon and Betty Moore foundation, SSI, the National Science Foundation and NASA, to distribute 2 million of these solar-viewing glasses to nearly 5,000 libraries throughout the country.
Have the manufacturer's name and address printed somewhere on the product. However, experts warn the market is flooded with counterfeit filtered glasses and viewers labeled with that compliance standard. The solar eclipse starts at 10:16 a.m. MDT and totality begins just before 11:35 a.m. MDT, lasting for a little over two minutes. The glasses will be available to attendees at the event on a first-come, first-served basis, Library Director Jackie Icenhower said, and won't be handed out in advance. In fact, Espenak met his wife while watching an eclipse in India about 20 years ago. If he positioned the moon between the earth and the sun, then he probably drew something like the diagram at MrEclipse.com depicting Solar Eclipse Geometry (the image is copyrighted, otherwise we would display it here, but you can see for yourself). "It's one of the most remarkable, most spectacular naked-eye phenomenon that you can see".
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