How to watch August solar eclipse in Arizona

Alain Brian
Août 12, 2017

For the first time in almost four decades, the United States will be affected by a total solar eclipse on August 21. The map shows where the path of totality is located.

"Because we're going around the Earth every 90 minutes, about the time it takes the sun to cross the U.S., we'll get to see it three times", Randy Bresnik said Friday during a NASA Facebook session.

The path goes just south of the IN border, which means Fort Wayne will experience a partial solar eclipse with about 85 percent of the sun blocked, Science Central Executive Director Martin S. Fisher said IN a news release.

Nikon says that despite the fact that the moon covers the sun, the crescent that is seen around the moon is so risky that it could cause vision damage and even blindness.

During a 1925 total solar eclipse over New York City, the streetlights turned on, three women fainted, vendors sold smoked glass while exhorting passersby to "save your eyes for 10 cents" and seagulls landed in the water, assuming it was night. HINT: while wearing a pair of undamaged glasses (ones that are not scratched, torn or with holes) you shouldn't be able to see anything except the mild glow of the sun when looking toward the sun.

They're not as stylish as Ray Bans but they will allow you to look at the historic event without eye damage as long as you keep them on. The last bead gleams so brightly around the moon's silhouette, as the sun's spiky corona becomes visible, that the eclipse looks like a diamond ring in the sky. But at the time, measuring the eclipse shadow's movement across the Earth was a key opportunity to pinpoint the moon's size, shape and orbital path. "The last total eclipse was 1979 (in Hawaii), so I don't know if historical data can be modeled".

But as science evolved, mankind debunked these superstitions and, in turn, demystified solar eclipses. In central Oklahoma, there will be about a 90 percent eclipsing of the sun, with maximum eclipse at 1:05 p.m. Paul Hamill, a professor of Earth science at MCC, also is traveling to see the eclipse but did not yet know where he was going at the beginning of the week. I'll be talking more about it and my physics students will be doing calculations related to the eclipse and things we can figure out from it.

Scientists donated telescopes to trained volunteers to capture 90 minutes of the solar eclipse.

So what will the sun look like your proper glasses? This only happens about every 6 months, such as August 2017 when the moon is on the line of nodes.

There are alternative methods to indirectly view the partially eclipsed sun.

Think you can get by without those amusing looking eclipse glasses? Use the hashtag #Eclipse2017 and tag @NASAGoddard to connect your photos on social media to those taken around the country and share them with NASA. "Also make sure to watch for motorists who may be slowing or stopping and pedestrians standing near or on the roadway trying to view the event". "For 20 years it's been one of my bucket list items; if something doesn't work, I have seven more years to the next one, right?" Hold the object between the sun and a white surface, like a piece of paper or the sidewalk, to see an image of the sun on the screen.

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