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Solar eclipse 2017: Where to see it best

12 Agosto 2017, 05:14 | Gervasio Siguenza

Solar eclipse 2017: Where to see it best

Solar eclipse 2017: Where to see it best

When you put them on, "you shouldn't be able to see anything.except the sun itself", the organizations says.

On Aug. 21, the total eclipse path, called the path of totality, is only about 70 miles wide crossing the US from west to east. You'll have to hop in the auto and drive to SC for the best and closest view. "Outside the path of totality, skywatchers in the continental United States and other nearby areas will see a partial solar eclipse, in which the moon appears to take a bite out of the sun's disk".

In case you haven't heard, it's not safe to look directly at the sun.

Remember this: hope for no clouds!

Researchers will also take advantage of the rare eclipse to study the sun and the Earth using instruments on the ground and in space.

Whatever you do: do not look directly at the sun, or use an amateur telescope without proper filters.

Solar eclipse 2017: Where to see it best
Solar eclipse 2017: Where to see it best

If you happen to be in Clayton, Ga., the schedule for viewing is 1:06 p.m. and totality ends at 2:38 p.m. In Carbondale, home of Southern Illinois University, the eclipse will reach its maximum duration of totality. Solar view glasses and pinhole cameras also will be available to the public. Meaning the sun is fully obscured by the moon. You can watch it live on this website and on our free Android and iOS apps, or come to the Exploratorium and join us for a special eclipse-day program.

When a total solar Eclipse a few degrees the air is cooling.

Leonard Bates, 80, was just nine years old when he saw his first eclipse. They are darker than normal sunglasses and filter out more sun. It will be a partial eclipse, and the whole thing takes nearly 3 hours.

The Great American Solar Eclipse will run from coast to coast and be the first of 3 spectacular eclipses that will occur in the United States over the coming quarter century.

Will start a solar Eclipse on August 21 at 21:26 local time. And trust me, no matter how many cool Eclipse glasses I buy, my kid is not going to keep them on for more than a minute at a time. So.

It will be a chance to get a view from the path of totality without having to travel to Missouri or southern IL. In general, staring at the sun's surface for too long can cause damage to the eye, but during an eclipse, the surrounding darkness sways the natural tendency to divert one's gaze, thereby allowing even more of the sun's ultraviolet radiation to impact the retina.

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