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Become a 'citizen scientist' to help NASA collect data during eclipse

02 August 2017

On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will cross the continental United States for the first time in 38 years. For the first time in 26 years, this incredible event is coming to America - but the path of totality is only about 70 miles wide starting in OR and ending in SC.

"When the moon is blocking the sun during a complete darkness, regions in the world that are in direct paths of total darkness overnight for almost three minutes", said Steve Clarke, director of Heliophysics Department NASA in Washington, said in politics.

This is such a pretty solar eclipse ring that doesn't hit you over the head with SUN! and MOON!

Just because we're only getting a partial eclipse here in NYC, you'll still need to be prepared with the right equipment like eclipse viewing glasses or handheld solar viewers, or risk permanently damaging your eyesight.

The map below shows the entire path of the solar eclipse, from the west coast to the east coast.

A Total Solar Eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, blocking the sun from view as casting a shadow on the Earth.

The Cliffs, a compilation of seven vibrant communities in Greenville (homes are priced from around $350,000 to more than $6 million), is ideally oriented for optimal eclipse viewing.

With less than four weeks before the total solar eclipse, there are a number of precautions both residents and travelers to the area should be aware of to experience the event safely. Roads will be clogged and travel times will be much more than a usual weekend.

The best place to view the eclipse is in SC in the path of totality. For our area, the partial phase will begin at 1:03 p.m. and totality will be reached at 2:33 p.m.

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That's why Little Shop made 50,000 pairs of sun-safe, disposable eclipse-viewing glasses.

Moore even said they have reports of some hoofed animals lying down at unusual times when the sun is darkened. But it is risky to look directly at the sun - especially during eclipse events, when, as Jones explained, "the reduced intensity decreases your natural tendency to blink or look away".

Cortez will be able to see roughly 80 percent of the eclipse.

The solar eclipse is creating quite a buzz in western North Carolina.

For the couple of minutes that the sun is completely blocked, it's OK to use your camera. The last time a solar eclipse occurred in the contiguous United State was on February 26, 1979, and it won't happen again until April 8, 2024.

Q: Can I look directly at the solar eclipse?

But that will just whet appetites for the "Big Daddy" total eclipse on 12 August 2045 which, weather permitting, will be the most impressive of the 21st century.

Chattahoochee Nature Center will be providing eclipse glasses while supplies last.

Become a 'citizen scientist' to help NASA collect data during eclipse