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Local science organizations offer help to prepare for the solar eclipse

Local science organizations offer help to prepare for the solar eclipse

10 days from now the Tri-State will experience the Great Solar Eclipse, but are you prepared?

As the moon moves in front of the sun that day, a "path of totality" will develop in portions of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and SC.

Before looking at the sun, stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar filters.

The August 21 Solar Eclipse should be an awesome experience for all who see it.

Today, we know the moon's precise contours and orbit, and can accurately predict an eclipse's timing and its path down to the scale of a city block.

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Washington's Department of Transportation is anxious about what will happen if thousands of British Columbians head to OR to watch the solar eclipse later this month.

You must look for glasses that meet the ISO 12312-2 global standard for such products, NASA advises. Those who have seen totality say it changes you, humbles you before the cosmos.

Wilson said amateurs could time the eclipse's phases; photograph the corona and measure its spectrum; observe its effect on magnetic and wireless instruments; observe the shadow bands created; and even take "moving pictures" of the celestial event, among other suggestions.

People watch a partial eclipse in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 20, 2015.

The CVB also is working with hotels to provide solar eclipse viewing glasses, she added.

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But as science evolved, mankind debunked these superstitions and, in turn, demystified solar eclipses.

- Solar Timer ($1.99) offers app-generated voices to "talk" you through the eclipse, counting down to the moment of totality and alerts on when it's safe to take off your glasses. The time of maximum coverage will be just after 2:30 - I've heard 2:39 p.m. here. Illinois State Police anticipate many people will hit the roads to see the eclipse in its totality. I grew up in the '60s watching the space program and always had an interest in space that naturally went to the solar system and astronomy.

Also, the eclipse came later than expected - which made the front page of The New York Times.

Metropolis Public Library, Marshall County Library, Fulton County Library and Ballard-Carlisle County Library have been giving away or selling glasses, but Fulton County has now sold out. The eclipse will still be visible outside of this pathway, as a partial eclipse.

If you want a more expensive option, try number 14 welder's glass goggles.

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They'll be participating in the "Our Reservation: Our Eclipse" competition, a collaboration between the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium, which is using NASA grant money to bring in about 100 kids from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and northern California. You can also make a nice pinhole projector inside a box, such as a large cereal box or shipping box. The eclipse this year will last no more than three minutes in its totality. In other words, they are not in a straight line. Hold the object between the sun and a white surface, like a piece of paper or the sidewalk, to see an image of the sun on the screen.


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