Solar Eclipse by the numbers

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse by the numbers

As the moon obscures the sun on August 21, it will create a twilight experience across the U.S. This moment of up to 2 minutes and 40 seconds of darkness-otherwise known as the "Great American Eclipse"-won't be visible in any other country, and the eclipse's path of totality will cross 14 states".

While there is a lot of excitement surrounding the total solar eclipse that will cross into North Georgia on August 21, many have expressed concerns about eye safety when looking directly at the sun during this once-in-a-generation event.

2,955 Speed in miles per hour that the total eclipse will be travelling when it when it first reaches the OR coast at 12:05 pm EDT. You'll need them to safely view the partial phase of the eclipse directly. When the period of total eclipse ends for viewers near Charleston, S.C., it will be 2:49 p.m. both there and here in Baltimore.

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Much of our area will only experience a 90% partial eclipse.

For a list of reputable vendors and other safety advice for viewing the eclipse, NASA has more information on its website here. While everyone should be able to see something-if not a full eclipse for those in the path of "totality"-there's, as always, the potential for unfortunate weather to get in the way of our grand plans". The eclipse will certainly be noticeable, but no place in IN will experience totality this eclipse.

A solar eclipse takes place when the orbit of the moon puts it the path of the sun's rays beaming toward Earth. Only when the moon is completely covering the sun can spectators remove their glasses. People are encouraged to bring their own snacks along with a pillow and blanket should they wish to get comfortable. The total event will be completed by 2:24 p.m., lasting a total of two hours and 47 minutes.

Courtesy of Steve Roark A partial solar eclipse.

According to NASA, the only safe way to look at an un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, like "eclipse glasses", or hand-held solar viewers.

Getting the chance to watch a solar eclipse is incredible but could also do serious damage to a person's eyes when he or she is not using the proper equipment. Ask your local eye doctor's office if they carry these glasses.

Examine your solar filters or eclipse glasses before using them.

Where are viewing events happening in New York City?

The college will also show NASA's livestream of the eclipse in the Weaver Library.

The safest way to look at the sun, whether during an eclipse or not, is through specially designed solar filters.

Those who are concerned about solar eclipse glasses they bought on Amazon can reach out to customer service.

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