Monday's eclipse awes even NASA pros in Charleston

Monday's eclipse awes even NASA pros in Charleston

Monday's eclipse awes even NASA pros in Charleston

If you go outside that 70-mile or so radius, then you're going to see a partial solar eclipse.

A woman watches a partial solar eclipse through a telescope at a sports field at the National University of Singapore in Singapore on March 9, 2016.

On Monday, all eyes will be on the sky for the solar eclipse.

Cities like Kansas City, Missouri, and Charleston, South Carolina, fall in line with the eclipse's path of totality.

Southwest Florida residents can expect up to 77 percent eclipse coverage according to Femminineo if they view the eclipse from the Naples area.

The email advises students to "NEVER look directly at the sun, including a full or partial eclipse, without certified solar filters/glasses".

A Total Solar Eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, blocking the sun from view as casting a shadow on the Earth. Normal sunglasses will not work, so those planning to watch the eclipse will need to purchase real solar viewers, which are thousands of times darker than your average sunglasses.

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The total solar eclipse in the USA has been highly anticipated by many in the US.

To protect people's eyesight while viewing the event, special glasses must be worn if looking at the sun. To put it simply, looking directly into the sun will ultimately burn a hole in your eye.

While Humboldt County won't get to witness a total eclipse, the astronomers say the coverage should almost complete. To make the image even clearer, you next tape a piece of foil over the hole you carved, then puncture an even smaller hole in the foil with the awl. The closest towns to this location are Cerulean and Hopkinsville, Kentucky, which each will experience 2 minutes, 40 seconds of totality.

"Eclipses occur due to the special coincidence of the moon and the sun being the same angular size". If you see any scratches or damage, do not use them.

The eclipse starts in Columbus at 1:04 p.m. on Monday, reaches it's maximum at 2:30 and ends at 3:52 in the afternoon. "The intense solar rays coming through these devices will damage the solar filter and your eyes".

A new batch is sold every day through Monday, when the museum will have about 100 for free at its viewing event.

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