Friday, 24 November, 2017

What's a total solar eclipse and why this one is so unusual

Eclipse from a painting by George Stubbs Eclipse from a painting by George Stubbs
Sammy Stanley | 21 August, 2017, 01:31

Hugh Mercer Elementary School Principal Marjorie Tankersley has invited her faculty and staff, as well as the School Board and school administrators, to gather on her school's soccer field to watch the eclipse with provided protective glasses.

Another interesting fact about solar eclipses that wasn't much of a concern several decades ago is the electrical generation from solar panels.

Gealy has looked forward to this particular phenomenon since 1968.

The eclipse begins its cross-country trajectory over the Pacific Coast of OR in late morning. In South Bend, the moon is expected to block about 86 percent of the sun with the maximum eclipse coming at 2:22 p.m., according to NASA.

The moon's shadow will travel about 10,000 miles across the Earth's surface, from the middle of the Pacific Ocean across the continental United States to the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. Short answer: The sun is about 400 times larger than the moon.

In northern California (an area close to the path of totality), CAISO expects the eclipse to obscure 75% of the sun.

"The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as "eclipse glasses" (example shown at left) or hand-held solar viewers", NASA says on their website.

In 1979, the Northwest saw its most recent total solar eclipse.

Numerous locations will offer commemorative eclipse glasses, T-shirts and other memorabilia. It also guarantees you visits from relatives you see even less than solar eclipses.

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If you weren't able to get solar eclipse glasses, watch the NASA video above.

They joined hundreds of people who have visited the library during the past few days looking for information, visiting events and receiving special glass for rare celestial event. However, some part of the sun's core will be visible during the event, meaning eye protection is a necessity to avoid possible damage of the cornea of your eyes.

"I so worry about those young kids staring at the glowing orb and essentially blinding themselves", Bjerke said.

Most states on the path of totality are steeling themselves for the onslaught as well.

Bjerke reminded the community that while there are safe ways to view the eclipse, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement and choose a quick-fix that may not protect your eyes properly. They shipped us a big supply, 1,000 glasses.

He said the chain ordered double the amount of glasses it thought it would need, but that still wasn't enough to meet demand. Customers can decide if they want to take a non-stop cross-country trip or add on additional stops, so they can view the eclipse from the ground as well.

Many members of the Michiana Astronomical Society are hitting the roads for the eclipse. Paid parking is available in the Visitors Lot or the Memorial Union. Contact Sylvio May at (701) 231-7048 with questions.

That means a lot of people (up to 1 million by some estimates) will be flocking south, and the Washington State Department of Transportation warns that even people who aren't traveling to OR for the eclipse will see increased traffic and possibly experience some delays on southbound roads. "I wanted people to know there are alternative methods than looking up and using specialized equipment". Before and after the eclipse, the zoo will host special animal presentations, zookeeper talks and discounted carousel rides with hot dogs and brats for sale.

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