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Montana astronomy group travels to Idaho to view eclipse

Editor's note: The following interview with Renshaw was edited for length and clarity.

"We are excited about the upcoming activities that are planned for Monday's Solar Eclipse event at each of our schools".

American Museum of Natural History: Those interested in the educational aspect of the solar eclipse can visit the American Museum of Natural History's total solar eclipse event on Monday at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Its longest duration will be near Carbondale, IL, where the sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds. "And on this day, you want to". These don't happen very often. "They can be looking up and who knows what could happen". If we were in the path of totality it would appear as if we were in the middle of the night.

It will definitely get darker.

Beginning at 1 p.m. CNN will live stream the 2017 solar eclipse with multiple 4K, 360-degree cameras that will be set up along the eclipse path, giving viewers the chance to see the eclipse from virtually all angles. Nationally, the eclipse will be visible from about 10:15 a.m.to about 4 p.m., depending on your location. "There's people that chase total eclipses around the world". To see the eclipse using this device, your back will need to be to the sun. In 3 days, a sight for sore eyes (let's make sure that's not a literal statement) will come into focus but only if you have the appropriate eyewear.

Don't look at the sun during Monday's eclipse. But if you are exposed to too much light, those chemical reactions are pushed to the limit and the retina gets a chemical burn. This is important even if you are wearing eclipse glasses or holding a solar viewer at the same time.

The moon's shadow will pass through 14 states during the August 21 eclipse: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and the southwestern borders of Montana and Iowa. And all you will see around it is the chromosphere and the photosphere. The last time the contiguous US saw a total eclipse was in 1979. If not, let's discuss the most important one: never look at the partial eclipse without protective eyewear.

People can tour the observatory just west of Flagstaff and learn more about the solar eclipse.

Even here in NY, excitement is building over the viewing.

Another important safety precaution is to ensure you are in a safe place when viewing the eclipse. Bring a cardboard box or a tube; there will be a pinhole projector crafts table to help you make a tool to view the event.

Pflugerville will have a viewing event starting at 11:30 a.m.at the Pflugerville Public Library.

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