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What we can learn from the 2017 solar eclipse

What we can learn from the 2017 solar eclipse

For more information on how to view the 2017 solar eclipse safely, visit https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety.

He recommends hitting the road early and packing all the essentials: including extra food, water, gas, and "everything you're going to need", Jarvis says.

To Fienberg, who oversaw the vetting of eclipse viewers for the American Astronomical Society (AAS), this was further evidence of a worrisome trend: Consumers may find it hard to tell the difference between genuine protective gear and fake ones that could result in eye injuries.

Those in Kelowna looking for a dose of education during the upcoming solar eclipse are in luck.

What we can learn from the 2017 solar eclipse

Rarely, Venus passes in front of the sun, a phenomenon called a transit, when Venus appears as a tiny black disc taking a few hours to move across.

Electricity generation for the entire country will be somewhat affected by the eclipse, but some states will see a larger drop in solar power than others, depending on how much of the sun is blocked by the moon in their specific location. They answered a variety of questions and stressed the importance of solar eclipse safety. There are at least 12 million people who live within the described path of the event.

NASA is funding several ground-based science investigations across the United States that will use the eclipse as a ready-made experiment, and three of these will look to the ionosphere in order to improve our understanding of the Sun's relationship to this region, where satellites orbit and radio signals are reflected back toward the Earth. The moon's shadow will pass right across the United States from OR to SC, passing Carbondale in southern IL at about 1:20PM. "If you use binoculars or a telescope, you must have a special filter, or the sun can burn your eyes and cause blindness". Be aware that your dog or cat could get spooked by solar eclipse-inspired events that involve crowds of people, whether you take a pet with you to a viewing spot or it's near your home.

Social media activity has been increasing for months now, building up the anticipation to be part of this rare event. "The problem is, we don't know if they're safe or not because they haven't been properly tested". Also, pinhole cameras can be used to shield your eyes from the sun. This should provide new insights into how the incident solar energy in our atmosphere changes when particles, clouds and in this case the moon, prevents sunlight from reaching the surface of the planet. During the eclipse, trees will create myriad, shimmering images of the sun in eclipse. 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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