Nasa previews total solar eclipse

Reuters  Beawiharta Beawihart Solar eclipse happening on Aug. 21

Reuters Beawiharta Beawihart Solar eclipse happening on Aug. 21

Outside the path of totality, skywatchers in the continental USA and other nearby areas will see a partial solar eclipse. "That the moon is close enough to the earth that it blocks the sun", he added.

The five manufacturers who have received certification in making the solar eclipse glasses are working to make the products.

Only that narrow totality band will get the ultimate solar eclipse experience of seeing the moon block out all but the outermost layer of the sun.

Cover your eyes with the eclipse glasses or with solar viewers before looking the bright sun.

The eastern region of the Tennessee River Valley provide some of the premier unobstructed views of the solar eclipse. All of Utah is outside the path of totality, so people viewing the eclipse in-state will need eye protection.

Halfway through the sky spectacle, anyone within a roughly 70-mile-wide path from OR to SC will experience a brief total eclipse, when the moon completely blocks the sun's bright face for up to 2 minutes 40 seconds according to NASA.

"Get a pair of solar eclipse glasses", says Bauer.

The Total Eclipse will pass through SC at approximately 2:30pm to 2:50pm, closely following the route of Interstate 26, before exiting the nation at the SC coast.

"An eclipse of the sun (or solar eclipse) can only occur at New Moon when the moon passes between the earth and sun", he said.

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The Macon County Public Library System will have a special Total Eclipse Storytime on August 8.

"We are expecting 10,000 people to come to the museum and see the eclipse here with us", said Jennifer Howell, spokeswoman for the museum.

Goldendale is expected 98.12 percent coverage - meaning 98.12 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon, essentially blacking out the sky.

Viewing starts at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 2 pm.

Do not watch the uneclipsed sun via the unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or through other optical devices.

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A solar eclipse viewing is a fun outing, but you will spend many hours in the outdoors in the blazing sunlight, so we advise you treat this as a picnic.

"There has never been an event like this in human history where so many people could participate with such unique technology", Carrie Black, an associate program director at the National Science Foundation, told reporters Friday. Children should have adult supervision. "It's hard to see a lot of the sky at night", she said.