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Great Falls College-MSU will host a solar eclipse viewing event

Great Falls College-MSU will host a solar eclipse viewing event

It will appear as an upward-pointing arc, like the top of a fingernail. So for an eclipse to occur, the moon must land on a specific point where the moon's orbit intersects the earth's orbit.

Ever since I read Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" as a young girl, l have wanted to experience a total eclipse of the sun. Then, a sliver will reappear and grow as the eclipse passes.

When should I look for it? The deepest part of the eclipse will be at 2:25 p.m. when just shy of 90 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon. Viewers can only look at the eclipse with the naked eye during totality.

"The difference between a partial and a total (eclipse) is literally night and day", he said.

2,955 Speed in miles per hour that the total eclipse will be travelling when it when it first reaches the OR coast at 12:05 pm EDT.

How can I look at it safely? Without special eye protection, viewing a partial eclipse can cause vision loss, even permanent blindness.

Check the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers link,, for a list of manufacturers and authorized dealers of eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers that are verified to comply with ISO 12312-2, global safety standard for these products.

If you want to take photos of the eclipse, you will first need to learn about its path, the best viewing spots and the times where it will be the most complete.

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What time is the solar eclipse? Other states where the complete solar eclipse can be seen are Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska and Montana. Staff will pass out free solar eclipse glasses but there is a limited amount of seats.

14 Number of states in the path of totality from coast to coast. That eclipse took a somewhat similar path as this month's will, from OR to Florida.

Parents and kids filled the room at the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History with excitement and curiosity about an upcoming spectacle in the sky - a total solar eclipse on Aug 21.

If you plan to watch the solar eclipse, you have options. The 2045 eclipse will track from northern California to Florida.

When the eclipse happens, OR is said to be hosting an additional 20 percent of the current population, according to Peticolas. It will last a little over two hours, during which time the Moon will fully transit across the face of the Sun. That means that most of the time, at the new moon, the moon's shadow is cast just above or below Earth.

"So, when the moon is orbiting around the Earth, it actually has an incline compared to that sun-Earth plane [of] about 5 degrees", he explains. Finally, the moon's rotation continues, creating another partial eclipse as the moon moves away from the sun.

NASA will also be covering the eclipse live, from earth and from the International Space Station.