Solar eclipse will help scientists learn more about 'space weather'

Alain Brian
Août 12, 2017

Glasses for watching the August 21 solar eclipse are a hot commodity in northeast Kansas.

NASA advises anyone wanting to look directly at the eclipse consult the American Astronomical Society for a list of reputable vendors of "eclipse glasses" and filters. It will cross the OR coast and exit near Charleston South Carolina. Even if you are not in the direct line of the eclipse, you might still want to head outside to see a partial eclipse. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth comes between the moon and the sun and the Earth's shadow falls on the moon, causing the moon to look red. Total solar eclipses will also hit smaller portions of the country four other times this century.

Can I see the eclipse under cloud cover?

NASA also went ahead and created this map, which combines the likelihood of clear skies with the eclipse path of totality. The eclipse will still be visible outside of this pathway, as a partial eclipse. In a memo to the committee, the Department of Livability and Tourism lays out their concerns for the upcoming eclipse - namely traffic - which county officials have already said will be one of the main challenges during the event. She started hearing about the solar eclipse and planning for it two years ago. Many will see it.

The total eclipse will last just 1 1/2 hours as the lunar shadow sweeps coast to coast at more than 1,500 mph (2,400 kph) beginning about 1:15 p.m. EDT and ending at 2:49 p.m. EDT.

The Salt Lake City schools have been told to supervise children and take safety precautions while they enjoy the natural phenomenon, Zavala Chatwin said. By the way, you can experience CNN's virtual reality coverage on your computer and smartphone too, but they say it's just not the same. Carbondale will see the sun's face completely blocked for 2 minutes and 43 seconds, beginning at 1:20 p.m., during which time NASA intends to obtain high-resolution imagery and various other measurements.

Check the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers link, https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters, for a list of manufacturers and authorized dealers of eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers that are verified to comply with ISO 12312-2, worldwide safety standard for these products.

In Oregon, that sense of awe will greet members of Generation Eclipse on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, where 13 teams of primarily Native American kids will gather in the path of totality to release weather balloons during the eclipse.

"They only happen every so many years, and it's the only full one crossing the entire United States in our lifetime", Newman said.

Yang said Kansas City, Kansas, has had a great tourism season so far this year, and this adds to it.

14 Number of states in the path of totality from coast to coast.

There are several viewing parties planned here for the community and tourists. The event is free to those who pre-registered.

It has been nearly 40 years since a total solar eclipse could be viewed from Seattle (AP). Pizza also will be available for purchase.

And finally, try your local library for eclipse viewing parties.

Free certified eclipse shades will be distributed by the KCK CVB through hotels and attractions, until the glasses run out, according to the CVB.

As a result, demand is soaring for safe glasses for viewing it.

Staying home and looking at the solar eclipse in Wyandotte County?

While a 99.5 percent eclipse is not dark enough to see stars, one can see Venus, "if you know where to look", Zeiler said. A total solar eclipse is a rare educational experience that doesn't cost anything, and that kids won't likely soon forget.

That's the end of what NASA has to say.

Crowds frighten me, how can I watch this at home (or at work)?

Granite School District schools in Salt Lake County will be following an assembly schedule on August 21 to allow the students and staff to witness the solar event while minimizing disruption, the Salt Lake Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/2wOVVUn ). And everything will go dark and eerily quiet as plants and animals act as though night is falling and the temperature drops, sometimes by 10 degrees or more.

Well, the eclipse will still be viewable from anywhere in Colorado - weather permitting - and still promises to be an incredible sight.

How to make your own eclipse viewer.

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