Prepare for the Eclipse in Charleston with this safety and viewing guide

Prepare for the Eclipse in Charleston with this safety and viewing guide

But, only with special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer, you can safely look directly at the Sun. Areas to our north will get a total solar eclipse.

"There's really no way to describe to someone, even in a photograph, the impact a total solar eclipse has on the viewer", Arnold said.

People have to be within that region to witness a total solar eclipse, she said. But where can you see the eclipse?

People in Lincoln City, Oregon, will be the first in the continental United States to see the total solar eclipse, beginning at 10:15 a.m. PDT.

A lot of astronomy buffs are downplaying the partial solar eclipse in a bid to try to encourage people to go see the real deal.

Short Description of the event: In anticipation of the eclipse, please join us on Wednesday, August 16 for a dramatic reading of Pulitzer - prize-winning author Annie Dillard's essay "Total Eclipse" as performed by professional actress Maggie Worsdale of the Traveling Literacy Theater.

The Great American Eclipse is coming, and you have just a month left to prepare. We can see the total eclipse when the moon completely blocks the sun's bright face up to 2 minutes and 40 seconds.

Rigby is planning a "Totality Awesome" Eclipse Street Fair on Main Street. Especially fanatical groups have even chartered a plane to fly alongside the path of totality to extend their viewing time.

Hypocrites on the Temple Mount
Meanwhile, worshippers have lined up in the streets, dozens at a time, to perform prayers in the streets. He said it was God's doing that made Muslims boycott the site.

Other Solar Sun Day educational seminars will be held leading up to the eclipse.

Temperatures and cloud conditions can change rapidly during an eclipse; animals will fall silent while it's occurring.

The moon will pass directly in front of the sun, causing some parts of the United States to be in complete darkness.

In addition to focusing ground-based instruments on the sun, scientists will also deploy aircraft to follow the eclipse, thereby increasing the amount of time they can make observations.

A total solar eclipse can sometimes take as long as 7½ minutes.

Further on the eclipse's northwestwardly path, Rabbi Zalman and Raizy Mendelsohn, co-directors of Chabad-Lubavitch of Wyoming in Jackson Hole, are preparing to host as many as 400 people for an August 20 Sunday-night soirée with Eva Schloss, the stepsister of the young diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Frank.

Dcruz explained that you have to be in the right place at the right time to experience this rare occurrence.

"What you see is a focussed image of the Sun, which is normally a sphere, so you don't really think of it as the Sun", says Bauer. Below are some additional safety tips for eclipse observers before, during and after the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse.

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