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Solar Eclipse by the numbers

Solar Eclipse by the numbers”

Mahoney State Park in Ashland, Nebraska will experience a partial solar eclipse. Clear skies allowing, of course.

(Farmington) If you're wanting to watch the solar eclipse on August 21st, astronomers are warning viewers to make sure the special eclipse viewing glasses you use are legitimate. 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.

If you're lucky enough to be in the path of totality, you may notice a change in the sky's hue as the shadow moves closer to you, Young says. "Normally if you look directly at the sun, the natural response is to squint, shield your eyes, blink or turn away". The SDSU Society of Physics Students will host a campus viewing session near the west entrance to the Student Union Aug. 21 and will have free eclipse glasses available at that location starting the morning of the event.

Poke around more on the e list of NASA/AAS-endorsed companies and leave a comment here if you find a good vendor that still has them in stock for a reasonable price, and can deliver on time.

"We're writing to provide you with important safety information about the eclipse products you purchased on Amazon (order for Solar Glasses for the Great American Total Eclipse 2017 (5 Pack) - CE & ISO Certified - Includes Commemorative Poster & Kids Coloring Pages w/ Crayons)".

68 Percentage of the sun blocked by the moon in Syracuse during the eclipse. The result? An eerie, silvery atmosphere. The tiny crescent sun will seem to rotate from the bottom left to the top right in about 10 minutes. Illinois State Police anticipate many people will hit the roads to see the eclipse in its totality.

Solar Eclipse by the numbers

What would someone standing on the moon see happen on Earth? The optical device concentrates the sun's light, which can damage the solar viewer and then your eyes. As the last rays of sunlight stream through the edge of the moon, totality will begin with a bright flash.

In two types, the Moon slides directly between the Sun and the Earth. Some have likened it to a white flower, or cotton candy smeared around the moon. If they meet the standard, you shouldn't be able to see anything through a solar filter except the sun itself. "That doesn't sound like a lot, but when you look in the sky, the apparent size of the moon is about a half a degree". For the rest of their lives they'll say they saw it.

To view the sun safely through binoculars or a telescope, the viewer must install acceptable solar filters on the front lenses of binoculars or the front end of a telescope. However, they appear as small specks moving across the sun. This is the "diamond ring effect" followed in a second or two with twinkling lights called Bailey's Beads. Suddenly, the sun has returned.

" Before looking up at the bright sun, stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer".

Tweet Embed: https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/891690128917364737 "Your eclipse glasses should be delivered between August 18 and September 21" Uh, NOT HELPFUL GUYS! I grew up in the '60s watching the space program and always had an interest in space that naturally went to the solar system and astronomy.



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