A Total Solar Eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, blocking the sun from view as casting a shadow on the Earth. Within the narrow path of the totality, the moon can entirely block the sun's bright face. Its important that individuals take the responsibility to check they have the proper solar eclipse viewing glasses. School lets out during the time of day when it will be most risky to look at the sun.
"[The corona] reaches way far out from the surface of the Sun, and you can never really see this on a normal day, so during the eclipse you can zoom in with your binoculars and really examine all the detail", Bauer tells ScienceAlert. Outside the path of totality, sky watchers will see a partial solar eclipse.
Yes, Charleston is right under the path of the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, so we've put together a guide with some tips on the flawless eclipse experience.
"Get a pair of solar eclipse glasses", says Bauer. It is also the closest city to the eclipse's point of the greatest duration (2 minutes and 41.6 seconds).
"Oddly enough, that happens once every 28 days, but only on certain circumstances does the shadow of the moon actually hit the Earth, which causes a total solar eclipse", Arnold said.
The path of the eclipse runs across the United States from OR to SC. He will also give a talk at the Eugene Public Library on August 16 at 6 p.m.to help audience members understand the science behind the solar eclipse.
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"The moon only exists because the Earth collided with something the size of Mars 4.5 billion years ago, and that collision created matter that coalesced into the moon", Brau explains.
Jefferson County will host Totality Fest from August 17 through August 20, with unique programs and events planned for our visitors and our residents. However, participating in eclipse activities inside the museum is included with general admission.
"The most impressive part was how the sun looked in the sky", he said "It was other worldly".
While the distant future of solar eclipses is a bit bleak, they enjoy a rich history.
Events such as this intrigue people and spark an interest in science, she added. Advise the children to use the solar filters.