Tennessee State Parks prep for Solar Eclipse

Tennessee State Parks prep for Solar Eclipse

With the Hopkinsville area listed among the top 10 eclipse viewing sites along the path, state and local agencies are preparing for a massive influx of visitors across 10 Kentucky counties with possible travel impact on another 11 counties and beyond. 70 miles wide will have a chance to see the moon completely block out the sun in August.

The total eclipse is set to start at about 11:40 a.m. August 21 and end just after 2:30 p.m. Most of northern Utah, including Salt Lake and Utah valleys, will see up to 95 percent coverage of the sun during the eclipse.

There are no exceptions to the rules for safely viewing a partial solar eclipse.

Brian Sievers, physics teacher at Shepard High School in Palos Heights, said the best place to view the total eclipse in IL is in Carbondale.

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For the first time in almost a century, a total solar eclipse will occur next month, according to NASA.

- Another option is to view the eclipse through #14 welder's glass. But if they are nearby, they can experience a partial eclipse, which is what Northern Illinois will experience.

Use your phone or camera and record the reactions of the people who are watching it, so you'll be able to see the shadow of the moon coming over the sun and the light will change pretty drastically. When the Sky Goes Dark gives picture examples that explains what occurs during an eclipse.

The entire country will fall into shadow as the "Great American Eclipse" passes, though the darkest path, or "totality", will be contained in a 70-mile (113-kilometer) ribbon that moves from or to SC.

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IL is just one of 14 states that will witness the total solar eclipse. Strictly speaking, that is true: If clouds block the sun, you will not be able to watch the moon block the sun.

"It is fortuitous the eclipse is happening on the first day of school at OSU", Garde said.

NASA will have a live stream of the event here. At its peak, the moon will cover 81% of the sun at around 2:46 PM. Seek expert advice from an astronomer before using a solar filter with a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device.

What is a solar eclipse? .

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"There has never been an event like this in human history where so many people could participate with such unique technology", Carrie Black, an associate program director at the National Science Foundation, told reporters Friday. Free Eclipse Glasses will be distributed to all attendees. "It's hard to see a lot of the sky at night", she said.

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