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Braille book gives everyone a feel of the solar eclipse

12 August 2017

National parks and heritage sites offer an incredible setting for watching the eclipse. The CSUF eclipse chasers plan to livestream the event on the Department of Physics Facebookpage.

Why all the intrigue surrounding this cosmic event?

However, meteorologists say, one of these stray thunderstorms could be so poorly timed it occurs over part of the area seeing an eclipse for the roughly two- to three-minute period of totality.

The Little League World Series has plans for the event, which will be the first in Series history, even though the path of totality will pass south of its Williamsport, Pennsylvania, location on the afternoon of August 21. Between 2010 and 2016, the installed solar capacity - think of it as potential power, the electric generation that is constructed and operational and ready to use - grew by 72 percent every year on average.1 Meanwhile, the amount of solar we actually use varies a lot by time of year and location. So for an eclipse to occur, the moon must land on a specific point where the moon's orbit intersects the earth's orbit.

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According to the Great American Eclipse website, between 1.8 million and 7.4 million people are expected to travel locations along the path of totality, when the moon briefly blocks out the sun completely, that stretches from OR to SC.

WYFF News 4 Chief Meteorologist John Cessarich is getting you ready for the total solar eclipse!

What will we see here in Orange County?

Usually, the moon's shadow misses the Earth because the moon's orbit is on a 5-degree tilt compared with the earth's orbit.

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During the Great American Eclipse in CT, the sun, moon and earth will align to block out 75% or more of the sun, turning daylight into twilight and making the sun look like a crescent moon.

Peru State College in Nebraska, which lies in the path of the eclipse, ordered 7,500 pairs for students but discovered the shipment from a Chinese distributor was defective and came with safety certificates for ordinary sunglasses.

The intense radiation emitted by the sun can damage the retina, located at the back of your eyes where images are translated to signals that are sent through the optic nerve to the brain. If no filters are available, it is best to use a pinhole camera to project the eclipse indirectly. Crickets and frogs may jump-start their evening chorus, diurnal animals might quiet down and even nocturnal animals like bats and owls might be lured into activity in the eclipse's totality.

Viewing the full total eclipse is offered inside the dome theater from a NASA feed. "Following this, we will have a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 visible from Texas to ME".

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Social media activity has been increasing for months now, building up the anticipation to be part of this rare event.

Braille book gives everyone a feel of the solar eclipse