The observatory will be open from 8:30 a.m.to noon to capture an event that last happened in the USA 26 years ago and hasn't included a coast-to-coast pathway in 99 years. Looking directly at the sun during a solar eclipse puts you at risk of temporarily or permanently damaging your vision, primarily due to retinal burns.
Sunglasses are not enough.
In Halifax, he said, residents will be able to view it from about 2:40 p.m. until just before 5 p.m.
Here, the solar eclipse will look like a bright crescent-shaped moon.
This eclipse will be visible to the entire population of the contiguous United states, making landfall through many major cities and making it likely one of the most witnessed total solar eclipses in recent history.
The little spaces between your fingers will project a small grid of the partial eclipse on the ground. Or, bake up some black velvet cupcakes with galaxy frosting that are sure to be gobbled up faster than you can say, "solar eclipse!".
The Aug. 21 eclipse will cross the U.S.
Tennessee tourism officials are estimating as many as 1.4 million visitors coming to the state to see the eclipse.
If using a telescope, make certain the appropriate filter is in place before pointing it at the sun. "Buffalo does not lie exactly on the path of totality, but a good part of the sun will be blocked in our area, too".
Though numerous state Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Management Areas and Heritage Preserves fall within the path of the imminent total eclipse, there will be no DNR-sanctioned events on these properties, according to a release from the agency.
Leonard Bates was nine years old when he saw his first eclipse and the 80-year-old made his own viewer instead of using solar glasses.