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Pioneer Library System to focus on solar eclipse

Pioneer Library System to focus on solar eclipse”

The best of the apps are the Smithsonian's Eclipse 2017 and Eclipse Safari, which offer science history, and best practices for why you need to wear your solar glasses during the time of totality, respectively.

"This is a really unbelievable chance to just open the public's eyes to wonder", says Montana State University's Angela Des Jardins, a physicist in charge of a NASA eclipse ballooning project.

Expect four hours of pageantry, from the time the sun begins to be eclipsed by the moon near Lincoln City, Oregon, until the time the moon's shadow vanishes near Charleston, South Carolina. The last coast-to-coast eclipse was in 1918, and after this one, the next won't come until 2045.

Anyone will do anything nowadays to make a buck - including selling counterfeit eclipse glasses that could harm your eyes.

A partial solar eclipse in South Tangerang, Indonesia in March 2016.

"It is the most weird, creepy, awe-inspiring astronomical event you will experience", Cooke says.

On Aug. 21, you have a chance to revisit that phenomenon.

"And then the third pass is actually just off the East Coast", Bresnik said.

Arizona hasn't experienced a total solar eclipse since June 16, 1806, and won't see another one until July 17, 2205, a period of 399 years. In 2017, officials estimate 1 million people will converge onto the path of totality in OR alone, with millions joining in across the country. That's the only time it's safe to view the eclipse without protection.

"The more I talked to people, the more I realized people think they can look at the eclipse, and it concerned me", said doctor of optometry Elizabeth M. Atkinson from Atkinson Eye Care in Algonquin. The eclipse will be visible here from about noon to 3 p.m.

"Related projection methods - One viewing technique is to project an image of the sun onto a white surface with a projecting telescope". These easy to make projectors can be made at home using an empty cereal box and some aluminum foil.

McHenry County College hosted a speaker from the Adler Planetarium on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming eclipse. Krupp, with Griffith Observatory, said this will be the most promoted eclipse in history. With the NASA designation comes posters, 1,000 safety viewing glasses, brochures, banners and an encyclopedia of educational options to do during the solar event. It actually slows down to 1,462 miles per hour when it reaches Kentucky because the moon's shadow hits the earth more directly there. "It's unusual to have twilight and hard crisp short shadows that look like midday shadows". This will not mean it will be 68% darker than normal in Syracuse.

And if this eclipse doesn't do the trick, plenty more are coming soon.

Solar eclipse watchers from OR to Idaho will likely have the best view of the August 21 event along the path of totality, based on a map created using NASA Earth satellite data.

Why aren't we getting a total eclipse? . According to Idaho Commerce, visitors will start pouring in as early as August 17.

156 Number of minutes the partial solar eclipse will last in Syracuse.

"Maybe (the eclipse) will inspire some kid, some new genius to get into science", Espenak said.

"It's a good thing to have this coincide with the first day of school", she said.

The Gem State is the fourth top state for Airbnb bookings for those traveling to see the eclipse.

The eclipse itself will not be viewable if completely obscured by clouds. People have a sense that night is occurring in the middle of the day. When it happens, animals behave differently as they're startled by the unexplained sudden darkness.

Even though Canyon County will witness a 99.5 percent eclipse, experts argue the spectacle in totality is worth the trip.

Abrams says the district is in the area that will have a 98 percent eclipse.

"I'm surprised at how few Montana sites there are", she said.

"In our lifetime, this is the best eclipse to see", said Greg Earle, an electrical and computer engineer at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg who is leading another of the studies.



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