The Great American Eclipse is only one month away!

Posted July 22, 2017

This will cause darkness and a drop in temperature.

The total solar eclipse, considered a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many in this area, takes place in just one month on August 21. "There was another one in Hawaii in 1991", she said.

Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse ("totality"), when the moon entirely blocks the sun's bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality (https://go.nasa.gov/2pC0lhe). "Unless you have a relative living there, you may have to stay outside the area and drive in", he says.

"You need a good telephoto lens to capture a great photo and if you don't want to buy one, you always obviously rent it".

Johnson says the last solar eclipse in the USA happened in 1979.

The Great American Eclipse is only one month away!
The Great American Eclipse is only one month away!

The closest places to witness the total solar eclipse is about 310 miles away in the Marysville, Kansas area.

If you plan to travel, plan ahead and leave early - traffic will probably be a nightmare, as millions of people are expected to pour into SC for the eclipse.

The length of the totality actually varies from eclipse to eclipse.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks any part of the sun.

"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. As a result, the moon's shadow usually misses the earth as it passes above or below.

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Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is hosting an eclipse beach party while Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site will offer guests a view from ancient mounds and Native American demonstrations. On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse can be seen across all of North America.

The eastern region of the Tennessee River Valley provide some of the premier unobstructed views of the solar eclipse. The partial eclipse will then continue until about 3 p.m.

"We are expecting 10,000 people to come to the museum and see the eclipse here with us", said Jennifer Howell, spokeswoman for the museum. These include your family and friends watching the eclipse, seeing the reflection of the eclipse.

- Ability of vendors to deliver food, fuel, groceries and other critical supplies due to traffic congestion.

Dcruz said, at JJC's main campus, 1215 Houbolt Road, a free viewing event will kick off at 11:45 a.m. and continue to 2:43 p.m. on the lawn in front of the new event center.

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The Schiele Planetarium showed Channel 9 a simulation of what the eclipse will look like around Charlotte.

"This is a generational event", agreed Madhulika Guhathakurta, NASA lead scientist for the 2017 Eclipse.

Viewers in any one location may experience the total eclipse for as long as two minutes and 40 seconds.

The safe glasses must also have the reference number ISO 12312-2.

The Federal Highway Administration is calling this a "planned special event for which there has been no recent precedent in the United States".

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