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How to take pictures of the solar eclipse with your smartphone

How to take pictures of the solar eclipse with your smartphone

Most people across the USA, northern Mexico and Southern Canada will see a partial solar eclipse from a meager 30 percent in La Paz, Mexico, to 99 percent near the path of maximum lunar shadow, or the path of totality.

Just how rare is a total solar eclipse?

Leonard Bates was nine years old when he saw his first eclipse. People weep, shake and unleash primal screams.

Batesville, In. - After a 40 year wait, the United States will experience a full solar eclipse. It will change us, but the question is, how? Libraries all over the state are hosting events where they'll be giving away free eclipse glasses and educating attendees about the solar phenomenon. It will enter the US through central OR then exit through SC.

Act fast though: glasses are selling out in many locations.

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But there is always more to learn, so it should come as no surprise that a few experiments to document animal behavior are in the works for the Great American Eclipse. This year's eclipse will be a once- or twice-in-a-lifetime event for many American adults, but if you were born in 2010, you could witness eight total solar eclipses on American soil before turning 70.

Visitors will also strain other infrastructure and services, meaning longer lines for food and gas.

So what's the big deal?

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Sharon Hahs and her husband, Billy, have chased 14 eclipses around the world from Mongolia to South Africa.

There is some historical precedent for this in America. (Based on Friday August 11th) It will occur April 8, 2024 and yes, we will be smack dab in the middle of the path of totality. It will be billed as a partial solar eclipse for Monroe County.

If Zeiler's testimony has inspired you to take a weekend road trip, the closest place to Albuquerque in the path of totality is Glendo, Wyo.

Officials from the Indiana Department a of Transportation say about 200 million people live within the path of "Totality".

Total solar eclipses are fantastic celestial events.

The solar eclipse - when the Moon completely covers the Sun, will cross the U.S. from OR to SC over the course of an hour-and-a-half, and 14 USA states will experience night-like darkness for approximately two minutes in the middle of the day. When I heard about it I automatically said, "I'm going". "It just reminds us that we are these miniscule little beings on a piece of rock floating on a rock in outer space, so we better get along". This is what we on the ground observe as a solar eclipse. NASA-funded studies during this eclipse will look at the effects from the eclipse on our atmosphere as well as what happens on land.

NASA also went ahead and created this map, which combines the likelihood of clear skies with the eclipse path of totality.

That's about a 10-hour, 650-mile drive.

Of all the eclipses he's seen, though, this one has him the most excited - not just because of its path across the USA, but because of its potential to inspire a whole new generation of science.

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For DSLR cameras, the best way to determine the correct exposure is to test settings on the uneclipsed Sun beforehand.

He knows from experience.

For partial solar eclipse watchers, most of the overall 2 ½-hour eclipse from about 9 to 11:30 a.m. will be an interesting show, especially for astronomers. This astronomical event is a unique opportunity for scientists studying in the shadow of the Moon, but it's also a ideal opportunity to capture unforgettable images.

Educators have been pushing STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - for a while, but traditional education can't hold a candle to the impact of a total solar eclipse.

"Seeing a total eclipse - the beauty of it, the awe of it, the humbling of it - seeing how tiny we are, it really puts a lot of things into perspective", Espenak said. Upload your eclipse images to NASA's Eclipse Flickr Gallery and relive the eclipse through other peoples' images. "That is awesome. Everything else pales in comparison". This path the shadow takes is called the path of totality.

Pihlström and UNM students will host a viewing party at the UNM Campus Observatory on the day of the eclipse. You don't even need to be in the path of totality to participate.

Zeiler, of Santa Fe, is a self-proclaimed "eclipse chaser".

"Think of an eclipse as an incredible short night", with "a rapid sunset and then sunrise", said Sara Morris, an ornithologist and biology professor at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.

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    On Aug. 21, the total eclipse path, called the path of totality, is only about 70 miles wide crossing the USA from west to east. If the skies do not cooperate for us here, try a livestream of the eclipse from https://www. nasa .gov/eclipselive for example.
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