Here Comes the Eclipse: Solar Event Will Traverse US on August 21


There is no chance of rain.

After the August 21 total solar eclipse, the next annular solar eclipse that can be seen in the continental USA will be on October 14, 2023, and visible from Northern California to Florida.

According to NASA, a total solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, blocking out sunlight. In other parts of the United States, the eclipse will be total. The next time it will happen is in 2024.

"My cameras would be mounted on the telescopes looking through the scopes and tracking the eclipse the whole time we're observing it", he said. In addition, NASA has identified places where safe eclipse viewing glasses can be obtained.

NOAA said its new, high-tech weather satellite, GOES-16, will track the moon's shadow as it crosses the US from OR to SC on August 21. There are predictions that, around the swath of totality, traffic may be unprecedented, as people from surrounding areas flock to the afternoon darkness.

You should never look directly at the sun, so to view the solar eclipse directly without damage to your eyes, you need special solar filter glasses.

Eclipse-safe glasses are the best way to protect your peepers.

As tempting as it may be, during Monday's solar eclipse; Don't.

You can experience blurred vision, a spot in your vision, or straight lines that appear wavy. You won't be able to see anything out of them other than the sun. While sunglasses only block about 50% of the sun's rays, solar filter glasses block more than 99.99%.

A new batch is sold every day through Monday, when the museum will have about 100 for free at its viewing event.

The Legacy Trail Pavilion at Oscar Scherer State Park will be open to solar eclipse spectators from 1:15-4:15 p.m. "We encourage eclipse seekers to attend one of the many events planned across the region and enjoy your stay in Tennessee". After glancing at the sun, turn away and remove the filter-do not remove it while looking at the sun. You can view the eclipse through telescopes fitted with solar filters.

Zoom and click on your location to see information on viewing the eclipse in your area.
. How big it is will depend on how long you gazed at the sun, and how badly your retinas are damaged.