On Nature column: Incredible celestial phenomenon to darken skies on August 21

Rabun County braces for massive eclipse crowds

On Nature column: Incredible celestial phenomenon to darken skies on August 21

Rice plans to take a road trip to Sweetwater, Tennessee, to see the full eclipse.

Many people in Michiana are preparing for the eclipse, including the Elkhart Public Library, which held a session Monday where kids could learn about the eclipse as well as how to keep their eyes safe during it.

Those fortunate enough to view totality under clear skies can expect a dramatic experience marked by the sudden onset of darkness, a drop in temperature, the sun's corona flashing into view, the dance of "Bailey's beads", the sun's crimson ring around a totally black disc, and that unusual feeling of insignificance one feels when witnessing the raw power of nature on such a grand scale. Clouds could always spoil the view, so eclipse watchers need to be ready to split for somewhere with clear skies, if necessary. He recalled that eclipse as being a particularly attractive event that he watched from a beach. The student-launched, high-altitude balloons will beam back live video of the eclipse along the route.

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"These kits will be filled with ramen noodles and Pop Tarts, as well as the book of John and some other Gospel-oriented things", said Hope City pastor Logan Merrick, according to Baptist Press.

You've only got a few weeks left to shop, so don't wait until the last minute and, in your rush, possibly get scammed. Once you've seen totality, you will have a bittersweet emotional - you will be giddy at what you just experienced.

On Amazon.com, for instance, the run on eclipse glasses has left many models out of stock directly from the online retailer, but they continue to be available through third-party sellers. Before that, in 1970, a total solar eclipse skirted the Atlantic coastline from Florida to Virginia. The notion that the August 21 total solar is just a different version of the more common partial or annular eclipses that people remember from childhood is a major impediment to understanding its significance. During this time, bright stars can be seen and planets like Mercury, Mars and Jupiter.

Local observatory explains the uniqueness of the upcoming total solar eclipse
The certification means the glasses and solar viewers have met an worldwide safety standard and are safe for your eyes. Total solar eclipses cast an eerie darkness over the day, but astronomers say that's an ideal time to study the sun.

Solar eclipses have also made it into fiction. This event was an annular eclipse, meaning that the moon was positioned further away from the earth and did not completely block out the sunlight. There are other interesting instances to see before, during, and as the eclipse ends, and they are called "contact times". America's family eye doctors, is urging Americans to view the eclipse with proper eye protection to avoid any temporary or permanent damage from the sun. Binoculars and telescopes with specially designed solar eclipse filters must be used. He said the glasses will be reserved for those attending an eclipse program at the library.

Astronomers have been able to predict eclipses since ancient times and people told various myths to explain the phenomenon, such as that a monster was trying to eat the sun. The element Helium (named for Helios the Greek god of the sun) was discovered during the total solar eclipse of August 18, 1868, long before it was found on Earth.

- In Connecticut, the partial eclipse will begin about 1:30 p.m. and peak about 2:45 p.m., when two-thirds of the sun will be covered.

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