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Cooke County Library celebrates solar eclipse

08 August 2017

Where will you be on August 21, 2017?

While we won't be in the path of totality here in the ArkLaTex at the peak of eclipse the moon will cover around 80% of the sun.

Weather-permitting, viewers will be able to see the process of the moon moving in front of the sun, even in Chattanooga.

A solar eclipse is one of nature's grandest spectacles.

"Just turn them onto astronomy and let them know that the library has a lot of tools to explore astronomy and other science interests", he said.

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Director of Otago Museum, astronomer Ian Griffin said yesterday it was only a partial eclipse so wouldn't be as dark as a full one, but would still be "fascinating".

The Moon Joggers of Helena are sponsoring a "Total Eclipse of the Sun Run 5K and 10K".

Wilson says the sun will be about 85 percent covered in Richmond on August 21. NASA has more eclipse-viewing safety information here. That is completely wrong. Eclipses happen when the moon passes through the Earth's shadow and does a sexy peek-a-boo for the earthlings watching it.

Flyer News recommends watching the eclipse safely with special eclipse goggles. "Some say a sort of eerie twilight feeling", Rohl said. A fairly wide area of the country will receive a partial shadow, called the Penumbra, while a narrow area will get a full shadow, called the Umbra.

A slight level of high tide might occur during the lunar eclipse, he said. The event dubbed "The Great American Total Solar Eclipse" will stretch 70 miles from OR to SC.

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First, some basics: The moon orbits Earth, and Earth orbits the sun.

All this is a fine example of how an "eclipse season" works.

At approximately 2:46 p.m. on August 21, the totality of the eclipse will pass over Georgetown, and there will be few better places in America to enjoy the solar event. The maximum point of eclipse will be seen at 9.20 p.m.

So what's the best course for people who want to watch the eclipse but don't want to put their eyesight at risk for the rest of their lives? A solar eclipse can only be safely viewed by using special eclipse glasses or other glass or lenses created to protect your sight. Also, clouds can sometimes block the view.

Here's a view of the partial lunar eclipse from Max Shannon in Israel.

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Naturally, there are also streaming options.