Solar Eclipse August 21st

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As students return to school, a rare and lovely natural phenomenon will help kick off the school year. "This one is being called the Great North American eclipse because it can be seen from OR to SC".

The path of totality, or the area where the eclipse will be the fullest, cuts right across the continental United States and we're right in that path.

If you're too late, you'll have to share.

Using NASA data, Larry Koehn put together the map to match up with the timing of the eclipse, and the percentage of total coverage of the sun. As seen from here in Northeast Wisconsin, the moon will begin to pass in front of the sun at 11:53 a.m. Do you know how long totality will last from where you'll be standing on August 21?

Nearby towns that will experience the total eclipse include: Andrews, Brevard, Bryson City, Cherokee, Franklin and Sylva and S.C. cities of Greenville, Columbia and Charleston.

The Great American Eclipse is less than a month away. It will show you what the eclipse will look like from your location. Pick glasses that are compliant with the ISO 12312-2 standard. The glasses allow you to view the sun's natural orange color. Be sure to look down in the shade of a tree during the eclipse.

The above image was created with a fun app that will run in most browsers.

"The last solar eclipse in Alabama that was as visible as this one is supposed to be was in 1918, and the next one will not be until 2045", he said.

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a set of certified Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses so you can safely watch it! Whether you are traveling for the eclipse or staying in town, enjoy this happy accident that we can experience eclipses at all.

It will be a quick show, says Dulsky, with the area plunged into darkness for maybe two-and-a-half minutes as the moon's shadow races across the country in 93 minutes while traveling at 1800 miles per hour.

If the skies do not cooperate for us here in Kokomo, try a livestream of the eclipse from https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive for example.

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