Library planning outdoor event surrounding August 21 eclipse

04 August, 2017, 00:08 | Author: Darrell Lopez

The countdown is on for August 21, when a total solar eclipse will arc across the continental United States for the first time in decades.

The moon will pass in front of the sun but never stare into the sun, or an eclipse. "They're meant for one objective, and one goal only, and that is to look at the sun during an eclipse". Tucson is out of the path of totality but will enjoy a good partial eclipse.

Cantore and Abrams will anchor live coverage of the eclipse as it crosses the country over the course of the day.

"If you have an opportunity to get into the path of the eclipse, it's definitely an item that should be on everybody's bucket list", he told ABC News. However, at the time of writing, Google has already given away all of the free glasses, but it says that many local libraries across the country will have some to spare. When we also take these into account, then we find that total solar eclipses will be visible only for another 250 million years.

If you don't have the right filters for your telescope or the certified eclipse glasses, there's still another method for viewing the eclipse safely.

Here are the percentages of the eclipse, and the times of the peak around our area, and around the US. Tennessee Nashville hasn't had a total solar eclipse since July 29, 1478.

The only exception to that rule is if you are in what's called the "path of totality", the 70-mile-wide strip that will slice a thin line from OR to SC.

In Casper, Wyoming, the eclipse starts at 10:22 a.m. MDT and totality begins at 11:42 a.m. MDT, lasting for a little under 2 1/2 minutes. Trying to make your own eclipse glasses out of tinted filters is a definite - and potentially unsafe - no-no.

"Be prepared for prolonged travel times and heavy traffic" is what OR officials advise.

Google has teamed up with the Gordon and Betty Moore foundation, SSI, the National Science Foundation, and NASA to distribute 2 million solar-viewing glasses to almost 5,000 libraries throughout the country. Avoid glasses that are more than three years old and those with scratched or wrinkled lenses.

Even glasses that carry the ISO code, however, still might be unsafe, the American Astronomical Society said.

"They (the public) can come and go - the height of the eclipse is at 1:09 p.m.", said Randi Strutton, the library's programming and outreach manager. "It's one of the most remarkable, most spectacular naked-eye phenomenon that you can see".



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