"Going to the moon, exploring the surface of Mars, or seeing a total solar eclipse across the USA for the first time in a century are unbelievable moments that can inspire a whole new generation of explorers and scientists", Calvin Johnson, Program Manager at Google, said in a press statement. Everyone in the contiguous 48 states will see at least a very good partial eclipse. Seeing this state of totality is such a rare occurrence that some consider it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
But you do not need a solar filter if you only take a photograph at the moment that the sun is blocked by the moon.
For about three hours on August 21st, power grid operators across the United States will be confronted with a sudden drop in available electricity, owing to the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in almost a century.Power disruptions are not expected, but only because measures are being taken to make up for the sudden energy shortfall.
A local amateur astronomy enthusiast will provide insight at a Lawrence County Public Library program about the upcoming solar eclipse.
With just two weeks until the total solar eclipse, doctors are warning about a flood of counterfeit eclipse glasses hitting the market.
Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly in Chillicothe, Mo., will host a "Wonders of Creation Solar Eclipse Family Retreat" Aug. 20-21, including mini-golf, hiking, swimming and an opportunity to learn about the eclipse from a Christian worldview perspective.
The eclipse will begin just after 1 p.m. on Monday the 21st of this month.
Guinan emphasized how risky it is to look directly at the sun during the eclipse and warns people against that.
"Where you view the eclipse within the eclipse path will determine the degree to which you are able to witness totality", said Ms. MacTavish.
The corona is heated to millions of degrees, yet the lower atmospheric layers like the photosphere - the visible surface of the Sun - are only heated to a few thousand degrees. Instead, people built instruments to better assist their understandings of eclipses and realised they were actually sort of good. Sunglasses are NOT SAFE to use.
"As long as you are within the solar eclipse path, this app will talk you through the eclipse", she said. The moon's orbital will trace the sun's apparent path from south to north.