Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be able to see an eclipse of the sun. This eclipse is called a total solar eclipse.
What is a total solar eclipse?
The Moon completely covers the disk of the Sun. Only the Sun's corona is visible. This is the most dramatic stage of a total solar eclipse. At this time, the sky goes dark, temperatures can fall, and animals often go quiet. The midpoint of time of totality is known as the maximum point of the eclipse. Observers in the path of the Moon's umbra may be able to see Baily's beads and the diamond ring effect, just after totality ends.
Never look direct at the Sun, eclipsed or otherwise,without proper protective eyewear!
The Sun’s UV radiation can burn the retinas in your eyes, and cause permanent damage or even blindness. To watch a solar eclipse safely, wear protective eclipse glasses or project an image of the eclipsed Sun using a pinhole projector. (See video below for how to make a pinhole projector). Also below is a video from AAA reminding drivers to be careful of driving when the Eclipse is taking place.
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