Solar Eclipse viewing party will be at Sternberg

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By downloading a free app - Eclipse Megamovie Mobile Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - users can enjoy the eclipse while simultaneously capturing it on their phone.

CATE, the Continental American Telescope Eclipse, is an experiment more than two years in the making.

The US has solar-eclipse fever. "We'll come around one more time and from the station side we'll see about an 85 percent eclipse of the sun looking up (at 4:17pm)".

An eclipse does not happen often.

The path of the total eclipse will cross the United States from OR to SC.

"I actually saw an eclipse when I was young and I was told then and I still believe now there's damage that can be done to your eyes", said Shaw. The telescopes will be manned by trained volunteers and scientists and the data uploaded will greatly benefit researchers.

For generations of Americans, the chance to see a total eclipse anywhere near home has never happened. This is the first total solar eclipse in the lower 48 states since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast eclipse since 1918.

The moon passes between Earth and the sun once a month, but on a plane that is about 5 degrees askew from the plane on which the Earth orbits the sun.

818 Driving miles to Columbia, South Carolina (nearest big city to Syracuse in path of totality) Google maps says this is a 12 and a half hour trip with no breaks. Only when the sun, moon and the Earth align perfectly will an eclipse occur.

The path of totality (where the sun is completely obscured) entered just above Portland, Ore.; passed through Denver, Colo. before exiting off the east coast of Central Florida.

Experiencing a solar eclipse requires care: Looking at the sun during the eclipse - or at any other time - without the proper protective gear can cause eye damage, NASA said. When the period of total eclipse ends for viewers near Charleston, S.C., it will be 2:49 p.m. both there and here in Baltimore.

NASA released information about what type of glasses are safe to wear.

This will be the first total solar eclipse to sashay clear across the continental USA in 99 years and excitement has been building among astronomers, scientist, citizen scientists, budding scientists and anyone who wants to witness a truly stellar event.

68 Percentage of the sun blocked by the moon in Syracuse during the eclipse.

Pierce said the moon will start encroaching on the sun around noon, and the eclipse will finish by about 3 p.m.

Henderson County deputies say they have arrested a Greenwood man on sex crimes charges from 2012.

The college will also show NASA's livestream of the eclipse in the Weaver Library.

Tanner said Lowe's sells eclipse glasses that are safe for use. Look for glasses rated to the ISO 12312-2 worldwide standard.