Solar eclipse will help scientists learn more about 'space weather'

Solar eclipse will help scientists learn more about 'space weather'

Solar eclipse will help scientists learn more about 'space weather'

If you ask Brandon Lawton, an outreach astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute, we are lucky to live on a planet where such dramatic eclipses are possible at all, though. When it does, you must go to wherever the moon's shadow will momentarily sweep across a small part of the globe.

Thousands of solar viewing glasses will also be available at the festival thanks to Tennessee State Parks and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau. But experts have warned that you need the right glasses to keep your eyes safe. The last time the contiguous USA saw a total eclipse was in 1979. They're typically made of cardboard and only cost a dollar or two each. "It is not surprising that the eclipse will temporarily affect animal behavior, but it is unlikely to affect their internal clock or their behavior in the long run". Some of those look a bit more fashionable.

Eclipse glasses are being given away at McCracken County, Graves County and Calloway County libraries, but only during eclipse-related events.

Laura Shelton, a first-grade teacher at the Discovery School in Shelbyville, Ky., learned that lesson the hard way.

Spotting the fakes is rather easy.

NASA advises anyone wanting to look directly at the eclipse consult the American Astronomical Society for a list of reputable vendors of "eclipse glasses" and filters. Look for glasses rated to the ISO 12312-2 worldwide standard. The glasses also must have the ISO reference number 12312-2. And all it takes is punching a pinhole in a piece of paper.

First caveat: You must be in the path of totality to even consider this. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth comes between the moon and the sun and the Earth's shadow falls on the moon, causing the moon to look red. The shadow of your fingers on the ground will show the "pin hole" image of the sun caused by the small spaces between your fingers.

Unfortunately, because the human eye still sees the world as, "sunny", even if the majority of the sun is blocked by the moon, we'll miss the show if it's overcast in Houston, or in any location across the majority of the country.

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"You might say well it's 99%". "Just before it's over, you'll see beads of light starting to form on the trailing edge".

"You don't want to screw up those two minutes".

A rather interesting result, though, is if you split the above "Total Cloud Cover" map into its component cloud layers - high level, mid-level and low level - as seen below.

How rare is a total solar eclipse?

The horizon: Look at the horizon during the eclipse, which will be lighted up like a 360-degree sunset.

Just so we're clear.

Berry said he tries to use humor when addressing issues because people tend to pay better attention. In other words, we should enjoy the eclipse while we can. Sunglasses, smoked glasses and other filters still will allow harmful radiation to reach your eyes.

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