Solar eclipse 101: This is why the sun disappears

Cleverly, the solid crescent shape is accented with negative space removed from the "L" in and circle above, creating the illusion of a complete circle and a reference to the fact solar eclipses are formed by the moon blocking the sun. But not all of those glasses will be safe for your eyes if you look up at the sun during the eclipse. Tucson is out of the path of totality but will enjoy a good partial eclipse. "It's not an especially wide path of totality, but it crosses the US and no other country".

If there's cloud cover (which is pretty likely off the OR coast), you'll also be able to see a reflection of the eclipse on the cloud bank below the plane.

So if you don't have eclipse glasses all you need are two sheets of poster board or cardboard, and a nail. Craters of the Moon national monument in Arco, Idaho will have a three-day festival with no limit on attendees, public parking and free solar glasses. The August total eclipse is hitting superstar status thanks to its high-profile path across the US.

According to experts at NASA, one popular theory is that the bands originate in the atmosphere due to highly unpredictable air cells that help to "focus and de-focus the sharp-edged light from the solar surface". How could observers on earth be linked to total solar eclipses? There is a 70-mile wide "totality zone" stretching from the northwest to the east coast in which people will experience a total eclipse. It's expected that here, the sun will be eclipsed by approximately 80 percent. Therefore, it will never be safe to watch the eclipse here without glasses. Totality begins at 1:14 p.m.


Hawley, a physics and astronomy professor and the director of engineering physics at the University of Kansas, advised booking any travel tickets and hotel reservations way ahead of time and to expect plenty of traffic on the road.

NASA has provided a list of reputable vendors for solar filters and viewers.

Ordinary sunglasses - even very dark ones - should not be used as a replacement for eclipse viewing glasses or handheld solar viewers. One of the flaps, you'll cover with aluminum foil. Due to "alarming reports of potentially unsafe eclipse viewers", the astronomical society has compiled a list of 11 manufacturers whose glasses meet the ISO specifications.

"It's something you remember your entire life, and you will tell stories to your grandchildren about it", Espenak added.


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