How to watch the August 21 total eclipse

Patrice Gainsbourg
Agosto 13, 2017

Free solar eclipse viewing glasses will be given out to participants, while supplies last. Almost every hotel room in the eclipse path is booked, which is expected to contribute to heavy - and possibly distracted - traffic on Interstate 5 and other highways throughout the morning.

If you ask Brandon Lawton, an outreach astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute, we are lucky to live on a planet where such dramatic eclipses are possible at all, though.

Millions of Americans are getting ready to view the solar eclipse on August 21st.

As always, safety comes first when viewing an eclipse.

With your solar glasses or a special viewer, watch for the partial phases of the eclipse as the moon passes over the sun, a stage that lasts for a few hours. Looking at the sun directly with no eye protection will damage your eyes; an eclipse of any degree does not change this.

Looking directly at the sun without the correct eye protection, even for a short time, can cause permanent damage to your retinas, a light-sensitive part of the eye that transmits what you see to your brain.

A solar eclipse is a rare event, so hopefully these tips and information allow you to enjoy this once in a lifetime event to the fullest.

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We are mere days away from the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, which will be visible to all of North America. To help you prepare, we've included links to resources - what you need to know and how to safely view the eclipse.

Of course eclipse viewers there will miss out on seeing the sun's corona shooting out from the edge of the moon, but at least it'll still get dark and creepy outside.

First things first. For those wondering what exactly a solar eclipse is, it's when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, and the moon blocks the sun.

There are many kinds of solar eclipses.

Pierce said the moon will start encroaching on the sun around noon, and the eclipse will finish by about 3 p.m. Or you could watch it from inside, and see it in totality, through WHSV's eclipse livestream, which will show video from our sister stations in the path of totality.

The Bookmark Café will have "eclipse cookies" along with a combo of Moon Pies and Sun Chips, for sale as well as other regular café items.

Solar filters that are safe produce a view of the sun that is comfortably bright, in focus and surrounded by black sky. The only time it is safe to look directly at the sun is during the brief minutes of absolute totality. The light will come in and you will see a small projection, a negative image, of the eclipse. It will start in OR at 9:05 a.m., and then go through Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and SC.

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