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"I'm a lifelong learner, and it's something interesting and something that's happening now".
Referring to her former student, Runyon said, "For Mariah, her fingertips are her eyes", so this tactical book "helps her to see the concepts being discussed". Expect to see the sky darken and feel the temperature cool.
Most offer the basics - a map showing the exact timing of both the partial and total eclipse in your neighborhood; a countdown clock; weather information for the day; and scientific facts about the eclipse and space.
When the moon temporarily blocks the sun on August 21, millions of people will be watching. The sky becomes very dark, as if it were night. This is where the moon covers part of the sun's disk.
A solar eclipse is an fantastic sight to take in - just make sure you do so safely. Only during totality is it safe to look directly at the eclipse with the naked eye. If you miss this eclipse, you may have to wait until the year 2045 to see another. It will last two hours and 46 minutes, starting at 11:48 a.m. and ending at 2:34 p.m. Viewers will first notice that a little bit of the upper right-hand side of the sun is missing, as if someone took a bite out of the sun. Because the eclipse will only be partial, it's essential that anyone wishing to view it obtain the correct protective eyeware.
The ancient Vikings, he said, believed that giant wolves chased the sun and moon and when they caught them an eclipse happened. Normal sunglasses don't provide enough protection. Because there are no pain receptors in the retina, damage can occur without any sensation of pain.
The college will have a solar telescope set up on campus the day of the eclipse for people to view it. But if you're not wearing certified eclipse glasses, you could be in danger of damaging your eyes.
Finally, if you can't find glasses, or simply don't trust any of them, optometrists say you can make an old fashioned projector, by putting a pin hole in a piece of cardboard and watching the sun's shadow.
Eclipse viewing glasses also will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis on the library plaza, the news release said.
"But you've got to be careful", says optometrist Myron Wasiuta. "It's a chance to experience space science without having to leave home". A total solar eclipse is a rare educational experience that doesn't cost anything, and that kids won't likely soon forget.
Science Central's gift shop is selling solar eclipse viewing cards for $1.99 each to the public and for $1 each for Science Central members. Stars also can appear.
"In our lifetime, this is the best eclipse to see", said Greg Earle, an electrical and computer engineer at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg who is leading another of the studies. Even though folks know that a total solar eclipse is happening, the experience can be awe-inspiring, beautiful, even eerie and unsettling.
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"The total solar eclipse is an exciting event, which could cause distractions for motorists", Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz said. Light filtering through the overlapping leaves of trees, creating natural pinholes, which will also create mini eclipse replicas on the ground. "The city can only speculate as to the number of visitors that will travel to the city of Charleston to view this solar event". Try Scottsbluff, Nebraska: 3 hours and 17 minutes on I-76 E. Bonus: If you head to Scotts Bluff National Monument you can get convenience and scenery. "For 20 years it's been one of my bucket list items; if something doesn't work, I have seven more years to the next one, right?"
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