Best ways to safely view the solar eclipse

Best ways to safely view the solar eclipse

But the US mainland hasn't seen a total solar eclipse since 1979, when it swooped across Oregon, Washington state, Idaho, Montana and North Dakota, then into Canada.

Avid skywatchers are in for a celestial treat as a partial lunar eclipse will be visible from the starry night on Monday.

When the sun goes dark August 21 during a total solar eclipse, churches from OR to SC will use the event as an opportunity to illumine their communities with the gospel. The last time that 3 total lunar eclipses occurred in one calendar year was in 1982.

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What happens during a solar eclipse is that the moon moves in between the earth and the sun in casts a shadow, then moves on it's merry way. If you don't have glasses, here is a safe way to still view the eclipse safely with materials you likely already have at home.

"We're going to be looking at this event with unprecedented eyes", said Alex Young, a solar physicist who is coordinating NASA's education and public outreach.

Both will teach how to safely see the eclipse. The side of the moon that faces the Earth is completely lit by the sun. EDT on August 21 with the path of totality crossing the state between 2:36 p.m. and 2:49 p.m.

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On Monday, the penumbral eclipse will begin at 8.50pm PST to develop into partial eclipse at 10.23pm and reach its highest point at 11.20pm. With these types of eclipse, a portion of the Moon passes through Earth's umbral shadow.

"They actually happen a couple of times a year".

The eclipse was only partial and was not visible anywhere in North America, which was in daylight when it occurred. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) advised that viewers can use a pair of binoculars to magnify the small red part of the moon, with no need for any protective filters. "During the eclipse, we'll have live NASA feeds of the event". Total eclipses are special because they allow us to see the outermost layers of the sun, called the chromosphere and the corona.

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