Solar eclipses: Everything you need to know

Solar eclipses: Everything you need to know

As the first total solar eclipse to cross the USA skyline in almost 100 years, the event offers both fascination and startling accessibility to its citizens as an estimated 12.25 million Americans will be caught in the 70-mile-wide path that will span 14 states coast-to-coast. That hour-long special, which will incorporate his images, is among extensive coverage planned on TV and online of the first solar eclipse to cross the United States in 99 years.

The forecast is still calling for partly cloudy skies Monday afternoon (Aug. 21) in New Orleans, which could make it tough to view the total solar eclipse.

An eclipse happens as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun as seen from our location on the surface of the earth. West Texas will have about 75 percent totality, so the sun will be mostly blocked but some will remain visible.

Kopp said he has treated many patients with eclipse burns to their eyes. Damage can include a permanent blind spot in the middle of your vision.

Just before totality, at the rim of the sun, a crescent of sunlight becomes broken by mountains on the edge of the moon - the so-called Baily's beads. In the last 100 years, there have been 230 solar eclipses around the world.

If you're not in the zone of totality, as will be the case for most of the country, the eclipse will be intellectually interesting but not dramatic. "So the entire time during the eclipse in West Texas your eyes are going to be damaged if you look at it".

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"We are getting so many phone calls and chat message on our Facebook page, just tons of people who are interested in viewing the eclipse", Young Adult Librarian Julie Kinney said. Also, wearing solar eclipse glasses to look through a camera, binoculars or a telescope will not protect your eyes. Lens must meet a very specific worldwide standard known as ISO 12312-2.

-Always read and follow all directions that come with the solar filter or eclipse glasses.

For a complete list of reputable vendors of "eclipse" glasses, solar filters and viewers, visit: https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters. After glancing at the sun, turn away and remove your filter - do not remove it while looking at the sun.

In simpler terms, a total solar eclipse is a rare but magnificent occurrence.

By air: Private plane operators and small airlines like Million Air have packages that will take you to a remote airport to view the eclipse for $10,000, according to Bloomberg News. Long-range weather forecasts call for sunny skies with the temperature in high 70s; ideal viewing conditions.

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