What are Upstate schools doing for the total solar eclipse?

Wednesday, 02 Aug, 2017

Cortez will be able to see roughly 80 percent of the eclipse. "Total eclipses are rare, total eclipses in your area are even more rare", Lee University Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Matthew Krepps explained.

The schedule of the Solar Eclipse is set to take the skies on Aug 21, which will lead to the best observations of a high-frequency phenomenon in the corona.

Although eclipses aren't considered to be a rare event, an event like the upcoming total solar eclipse has not occurred in the USA since 1979. Also, some public libraries are offering glasses for free through a partnership between the Space Science Center and STAR_Net Libraries.

Binoculars and telescopes are not safe to use for the whole eclipse, unless the filters are bought for the eyepieces. "It's important that individuals take the responsibility to check they have the proper solar eclipse viewing glasses".

There are alternative methods to indirectly view the partially eclipsed sun.

Never look directly at the sun.

To watch through your fingers, cross the outstretched, slightly open fingers of one hand over the outstretched, slightly open fingers of the other.

Look for weird shadows on the ground by trees.

"With an eclipse, it is a little different".

August's upcoming eclipse will be watched by millions of people across the United States.

Online: They can be ordered from Amazon or E-bay or other retailers suggested by the American Astronomical Association.

Below is an example of NASA's eclipse map of Idaho.

"Filters that are ISO 12312-2 compliant not only reduce visible sunlight to safe and comfortable levels but also block solar UV and IR radiation", officials said. And, except for a brief couple of minutes for those in the path of totality, nearly all of it will be watched through those eclipse glasses.

For two to three hours, the whole of North America will experience a partial solar eclipse as the moon moves in front of the sun, blocking its rays. Carbondale, Illinois, will be in the crosshairs once again. It's pretty much the same in 2020.

Americans aren't known for missing a trick when it comes to commercial opportunities and the Great American Eclipse is no exception.

Just because we're only getting a partial eclipse here in NYC, you'll still need to be prepared with the right equipment like eclipse viewing glasses or handheld solar viewers, or risk permanently damaging your eyesight.

Q: How long does the eclipse take? But, Penumbra, a light shadow where the moon also casts.