But Carbondale will see its second total solar eclipse in April 2024.
Before looking at the sun, stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar filters. Local 6 ran out of our solar eclipse glasses within just a few days. Don't walk or drive in them because you won't see much.
They're not as stylish as Ray Bans but they will allow you to look at the historic event without eye damage as long as you keep them on. That central shadow creating that thin path is known as the path of totality. I am going to be at a place in [Hopkinsville, Kentucky], where I can predict when the sun will disappear behind the moon, and when it will reappear to the nearest tenth of a second.
The moon is about 400 times smaller than the sun.
If you've already ordered glasses online, it might be a good idea to check when they're supposed to be delivered.style="text-align: center;"
Ask Your Science Teacher: 'Great American Eclipse' on its way August 21
"It's incredibly exciting and something you should participate in and enjoy, but you should do it safely with the proper filters for your eyes", he stressed. Bright stars and planets will become visible as well. Plus, so many live within eight hours driving distance of it. If the sky is clear, you are guaranteed to find it worthwhile.
So it's important to know exactly where you are on eclipse day in relation to that path of totality, advises Dr. B. Ralph Chou, a retired professor of optometry at the University of Waterloo in Ontario who is also an astronomer and eclipse chaser.
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library branches have programs planned on August 21, with other eclipse educational programs scheduled during the week before it, according to the library calendar, and for more information, visit http://kckpl.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp?ln=ALL. My students, colleagues and I, with support from the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society, are bringing some two tons of equipment to OR to capture as much data in our computers and cameras as possible in our two minutes of totality. With the instrument mounted on a tripod and pointing at the Sun, sunlight will shine through the eyepiece onto a piece of paper, which serves as an observing screen.
"We're talking about a sliver of the moon's shadow that crosses the surface of the Earth", Lazarova said. The safety of satellites in orbit, power lines on Earth and even passengers in airplanes, especially those on polar routes, may depend on our knowledge of solar eruptions. The closer you are to the path of totality, the more the Sun will be covered by the Moon, and the easier it will be to notice the dimming light.
"If you stood still, you should see an eclipse about once every 150 years, so this is less than a 1 percent chance", Adler's Ciupik said. Our future scientists need to see it outside with their own eyes.