Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Your complete guide


Wright studies the moon, and he told us what we can expect during the August 21 eclipse.

Both NASA and the Astronomical Society are advising eclipse watchers to use glasses and filters from recommended manufactures. Special eclipse glasses will be provided for all visitors the day of the event.

Buda will have a solar eclipse viewing party from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. on the lawn of the Buda Library.

In the UK, Monday's eclipse will last around 40 minutes, with the midpoint occurring at various times across the country. Approximately 90 percent of the sun will be eclipsed from viewing locations in Grant and Lafayette counties.

When you put them on, it should look completely dark, but when you look at the sun, it will look like the moon.

A solar eclipse will be visible across the continuous United States.

Because of the UK's distance from the "path of totality", only 4% coverage of the sun is expected to be visible.

"It's really like a once in a lifetime thing to see the actual total eclipse", explains Matt Bigler, an eclipse fanatic.

While witnessing the partial solar eclipse on Monday from Southern Arizona might be a learning experience for many, but when it comes to your safety, you don't want to learn the hard way. Station number two will have games for young children to play and information through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

They're creating pin-hole cameras.

The most visible coverage of the sun will begin in OR and cross the United States in a southeastern arc, making its last touch in SC.

A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the earth and sun, all three aligning. Eye experts are warning, if you plan on watching, plan on using approved eclipse glasses to protect your vision.

"Obviously, looking at the sun at anytime can be damaging to the eyes, and particularly can damage the macula, a very special part of the retina that allows us to see clearly", Dr. Thomas said. Read and follow any instructions printed on or packaged with the filter.

So what if you can't find any glasses?

People who drive somewhere to get a better view of the eclipse (with proper eyewear, of course) could also be in for non-sun-related accidents.