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Totality 2017: Final tips for your Monday eclipse viewing

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When is the next solar eclipse in my country?

As totality approaches, you will see the astonishing sight of day turning to night and the Sun's corona blazing in the sky.

" A team of Douglas Knight, professor of physics and earth science, and nine students from Lenoir-Rhyne University will participate in NASA's Eclipse Ballooning Project".

Any particular spot will see many more partial eclipses than total eclipses, and most people will have the opportunity to see several in their life.

Looking at the solar eclipse using eclipse eyewear. In preparation for the eclipse, employees at High Country Gas & Supply, 1039 Pitkin Ave., stocked about 300 goggles and about 150 pairs of protective glasses for those who already have goggles. "But even a brief second looking at the sun can, in some cases, depending on the individual, cause a permanent damage to the fovea and the fovea is the very center of the retina", Dr. Yudcovitch said. It's the number scientists around the world have collectively deemed strong enough for that lens to keep you safe during an eclipse.

Photographing either a total or partial eclipse can be a lot of fun, but you must protect your eyes and your camera. Ask a parent or guardian to help you find these glasses online, at a hardware store or your local science center. The eclipse will still be visible outside this range, but it will not be as dramatic. FOX6 joins a group going on the Great American Solar Eclipse bus tour to Tennessee for the eclipse.

Once-in-a-lifetime is also a vague way to describe eclipses because everyone has a different lifespan.

An annular eclipse, for those unfamiliar with the term, is a near-total eclipse in which the moon's elliptical orbit takes it slightly farther away from Earth. This shadow is called the umbra.

A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes directly between the Earth and the sun, casting its shadow on our planet. The path of totality will be about 113 kilometres wide - that's like the length of 1,235 football fields! When the moon completely covers the sun's bright face and it suddenly gets dark, you can remove your solar filter to watch this unique experience. Even if the area's mercurial weather cooperates, the eclipse's path will miss the state entirely, only reaching as far south as SC.

In West Virginia, the moon will block 90 to 95 percent of the sun's disk.

Solar eclipses always occur during a... On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will touch the USA mainland for the first time since 1979, following a path that crosses the country from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.

Yes. Don't you remember being told as a little kid never to look directly at the sun?

Some in the area will be traveling north to get into the area that will see a 100 percent eclipse.

Most people don't want to look at the Sun because it hurt.

"During previous eclipses, elephants in Africa have been spotted heading back toward their sleeping areas, while chimps in a zoo stared at the sky, "baffled by what was going on", says Bruce Stein of the National Wildlife Federation, in a USA TODAY report".

Central Oregon and the cities of Bend, Madras and Prineville have seen the worst of the pre-eclipse traffic jams.

If I blink, will I miss it?

The decades-long wait for the solar eclipse is nearly over, but much of the chatter - and some of the hype - is about things that won't actually happen in Richmond. But that doesn't mean you can see a solar eclipse every year, because some years they're only visible to other continents.

The American Astronomical Society has a wealth of information on their website regarding the upcoming solar eclipse.

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