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The total solar eclipse is coming to the United States on August 21st, so get prepared for this amazing and rare event. Below you’ll find interesting information about the solar eclipse, tips and safety information.
What is a Solar Eclipse?
A solar eclipse happens when the moon aligns perfectly between the earth and the sun. When this happens, it creates two shadows.
- The Umbra, causing the total eclipse, will be seen by only the locations within the path of totality. This is the path which will cross the United States from Oregon to South Carolina.
- The Penumbra, causing a partial eclipse, covers a larger area and will be seen by most of the world.
Where Can You Experience the Solar Eclipse?
You can experience the solar eclipse throughout the United States, but the total solar eclipse can only be seen in the path of totality.
Drive cautiously leading up to and after the event. There is expected to be a record breaking numbers of cars on the roadways during this time. This will be an awesome event that will not happen again in North America until 2024. Please enjoy responsibly!
Wear Your Glasses!
Please don’t try and watch the solar eclipse without specific solar eclipse glasses. Watching the event without glasses could cause serious, irreversible harm to your eyes. Make sure the eclipse glasses you wear comply with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard. Don’t be fooled by counterfeit eclipse glasses which will allow the sun’s harmful rays to affect your eyes.
- Eclipse misconceptions from NASA: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-misconceptions
- Create your own 2D/3D printable pinhole projectors: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/2d3d-printable-pinhole-projectors
- Link to Picture: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/how-eclipses-work