Become a citizen scientist for the solar eclipse

Neil de Grasse Tyson

The eclipse starts at 11:54 a.m. It will take about an hour and a half for the eclipse to move across the entire country.

On Monday, August 21, the sun will cast the moon's shadow over Earth, and it will be visible in full or in part from all of the continental US for the first time since 1918! Within 90 minutes, the sun will very nearly disappear completely, leaving almost total darkness. At 2:31 P.M., South Mississippi's partial eclipse will reach its maximum: the moon will block about 82% of the sun for a few moments. Look whether they have the scratches or damages then discard them. Read and follow any instructions printed on or packaged with the glasses.

Chabad of SC in Columbia is planning to mail solar eclipse kits to community members in advance of the natural phenomenon.

In eastern Iowa we will not catch the total solar eclipse, but a partial solar eclipse.

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

But even if you're not lucky to catch this year's eclipse, our planet does get about 70 total solar eclipses per century, and those in the know say it's a truly unforgettable experience. But as soon as the sun begins to reappear, put the solar filters back on. Partial eclipse expected along Gulf Coast. According to Fisher, the solar eclipse will be a full sensory experience as day becomes night for just over two minutes. "It is essential, however, that viewing is done safely".

This document does not constitute medical advice.

Since this is a rare event you definitely do not want to miss it.

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He's heading to Columbia to see the eclipse, as are millions of other people. As a disclaimer - you should never stare into the sun. Take breaks and give your eyes a rest! During this time, you will need eye protection.

Before using the solar filter glasses inspect them. It is imperative that the welding hood houses a #14 or darker filter.

That's much darker than the shades arc welders typically wear.

Next month, one of the most wonderful celestial sights will pass through East Tennessee. With the eclipse a month away today, its prudent to practice ahead of time.”. If an eclipse happens to come to your town, you're lucky.

A solar filter for your lens to avoid burning the sensor.

"People actually used a solar eclipse to prove one of Einstein's theories, the curving of spacetime", Fisher said.

One of the most popular projects is called Eclipse MegaMovie, a partnership between Google and University of California, Berkeley. There are commercially available projection telescopes as well.

The solar eclipse, she added, provides "a daytime opportunity to look at an important astronomical event".

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