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Safety Tips for Watching the Solar Eclipse

This occurs when the moon's orbit brings it too far from Earth to block out the entirety of the sun from our earthly perspective.

It will look like a typical overcast, dark kind of a day.

Total solar eclipse simulation for Kansas City, Missouri, at 11:30 a.m. on August 21. Most times its wobbling orbit brings it too high or low to be in flawless alignment between the Earth and sun.

This forecast will no doubt change, but it's evident that several weather systems could come into play, ending the party in some spots by early that afternoon.

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On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will pass over North America, the first time one has crossed completely over the continent since 1979.

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Viewing opportunities about throughout the United States, including the chance to see the extremely rare total eclipse. Outside of this path, observers will see a partial eclipse. Hartline said. "There are also activity sheets for kids to learn about what's going on while we all watch the eclipse".

While parts of Tennessee will have a complete view of the total eclipse, the state of MA is outside of the direct path. If you are standing in the moon's shadow on Earth, you will see the sky darken and feel the temperature drop. Unfortunately, numerous solar glasses available online may be counterfeit or do not meet safety specifications. This wonderful event lasts only about 2 minutes and is safe to watch, but the partial eclipse that happens before and after can permanently damage your vision.

Maximum 90.5 percent coverage is around 2:50 p.m. and the eclipse ends, with life returning to normal, at 4:14 p.m. Finally, the moon's rotation continues, creating another partial eclipse as the moon moves away from the sun. The total eclipse occurs over a 70 mile wide band from OR to SC, which does not include Indiana. As long as you're not driving a vehicle, lying on the road or any other road related activities, it's safe to see this eclipse without a glass.

Regardless of one's viewing plans, remember during the eclipse to not look directly into the sun without proper eye protection.

Make sure you can see the eastern horizon from your vantage point.

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