Youth day camp for solar eclipse set Otter Creek Lake

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CATE, the Continental American Telescope Eclipse, is an experiment more than two years in the making.

Families are invited to spend the day experimenting together as they explore the celestial mechanics of a solar eclipse, relate size and distance in space, and test different materials to determine how well they protect from the sun's UV rays.

While many eclipse-chasers will find this rare wonder worth the time and expense, it's a headache for the truck drivers who depend on these major highways to transport everything from berries to copper tubes.

Why don't they happen more often?

The first total eclipse of the sun to be seen in the continental United States in 38 years is almost here. The longest total eclipse of the sun of this century triggered tourist fever in Asia as astronomy enthusiasts from home and overseas flocked to watch the event The eclipse was visible from within a narrow corridor that begins in India and crosses through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. The telescopes will be manned by trained volunteers and scientists and the data uploaded will greatly benefit researchers.

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On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will cross from the Pacific coast to the east coast for the first time since 1918. "So we should be able to get really neat photos, with our filters, of the sun being occluded by the moon". For example, in West Liberty's zipcode (26074), the eclipse will begin around 1:09 p.m., with the peak of the eclipse coming at exactly 2:34 p.m. and 45 seconds when the moon covers 82.5 percent of the sun, as you can see in the graphic. It will start in OR at 9:05 a.m., and then go through Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and SC. If you happen to be on the Mainland when the 2017 eclipse happens, here are 10 viewing locations to consider. As the earth rotates, the moon's shadow traces a path across a portion of the earth. The only time it is safe to look directly at the sun is during the brief minutes of absolute totality. When the period of total eclipse ends for viewers near Charleston, S.C., it will be 2:49 p.m. both there and here in Baltimore.

Total solar eclipses will cross the continental USA twice more in the next 30 years, on April 8, 2024, and August 12, 2045.

Remember official glasses are approved by the American Astronomical Society.

We've always been told not to stare directly at the sun - and that remains true during all stages of an eclipse except for totality - when the moon is completely covering the sun.

Nelson moved to Kentucky 15 years ago and one of the deciding factors was where could he live that would put him close to the eclipse path. "Old fashioned pinhole viewers work just as good. and they cost nothing". "We want customers to buy with confidence anytime they make a purchase on and eclipse glasses sold on are required to comply with the relevant ISO standard".

If you got your glasses or filter from somewhere such as a library, a science museum or a planetarium, you're probably safe. The direct course of the eclipse slashes across the United States, beginning in OR and ending in SC.

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