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3 things you need to know to see solar eclipse safely

3 things you need to know to see solar eclipse safely

NASA will live stream the event in various platforms, so all one has to do is open up any of the agency's streaming platforms.

In New York City, where the moon will obstruct 71% of the sun, people will still experience magic. "But I've had many parents express concern about being able to accurately explain the hows and whys of what's happening".

Most eclipse viewers are priced at around $2 or $3. Most of the utility-scale solar in California will only be 60-70% affected, given that the bulk of utility-scale solar is in Southern California, almost 1,000 miles from the path of the eclipse.

SolQuest is taking place just 1.2 miles away from where NASA has pinpointed the best place to experience the upcoming total solar eclipse.

Bruce Montgomery, a retired science teacher has a plan for the special day.

Solar eclipses occur when the moon passes between the sun and Earth.

"You want to be looking down, place them on, then you can safely look up at the sun", he said.

Eclipses occur every 18 months or so, it's a relatively rare occurrence because the Moon doesn't orbit in the same plane as the Earth and Sun.

Here's the rate of obstruction - how much the moon will be blocking the sun - for most of the major cities in the US, according to NASA.

Respect the historic nature of this moment.

For the event itself, residents are invited to a free eclipse party at their Vestal Street observatory from 1:30 to 4 PM. When the eclipse begins, attendees can watch the event on the scoreboard and through telescopes set up with the solar protection. The observation of the total solar eclipse of May 29, 1919, helped to confirm Einstein's theory of general relativity. To view the eclipse, you'll need something at a 12, 13 or 14.

Total solar eclipses are not really that rare since it happens periodically, but it has been nearly a century since one swept over the United States, making the Great American Solar Eclipse a true must-watch phenomenon for those in its path of totality.

Solar-powered generators centered in the path of totality will be affected the most, as the moon will block all direct sunlight for up to three minutes. From there, the deep shadow of the moon will pass over parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and SC before ending at 4:09 p.m. ET, NASA said.

"We're learning new stuff about how the atmosphere behaves", Angela Speck, director of astronomy at the University of Missouri, told WMAR.

This condition caused by staring at the sun is known as solar retinopathy. (In a lunar eclipse the Moon-Earth-Sun form a straight line).

C1: This is the point wherein the moon "touches" the sun. Both wild and domesticated animals will display habits typically associated with nighttime routines. Whether buildings or clouds are obstructing your view, try to find a clear path or an elevated viewing area to observe what's going to happen to the sun. Birds roost. It only lasts a few minutes.


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