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Hopkinsville is the prime location for viewing the eclipse because it is the point where the moon's shadow hits the earth at the closest point to the center of the earth.

In other areas of partial eclipse, different parts of the sun will be visible. During a solar eclipse, the moon passes directly in front of the sun, blocking some or all of its light from reaching Earth. The sky becomes very dark, as if it were night.

Some cultures ascribed a romantic confrontation between the sun and moon to explain eclipses while others believed it was actually a consummation of astrological affection.

Millions of Americans are getting ready to view the solar eclipse on August 21st. And when sunlight was completely blocked during one eclipse, scientists in Mexico observed orb spiders tearing down their webs. The maximum will occur at about 1:12 p.m., meaning the maximum amount of sun covered by the moon.

When should I look for it?

They say mom was right: You can damage your eyes staring at the sun, even the slimmest sliver of it. Blair said the sun will not be fully uncovered again until 3:58 p.m. That means that most of the time, at the new moon, the moon's shadow is cast just above or below Earth. A person would not know until he or she looks away and is left with permanent central vision loss.


Rick Fienberg, spokesman for the American Astronomical Society, declared: "Going through life without ever experiencing totality is like going through life without ever falling in love". However, not all meet the required ISO 12312-2 global safety standards; make sure yours do. You really need to use certified eclipse glasses and protect your eyes. So, you can't just look for the ISO logo anymore and assume your glasses are safe. "The little spaces between your fingers will project a grid of small images on the ground, showing the sun as a crescent during the partial phases of the eclipse".

However, with the eclipse coming up, eclipse glasses are becoming harder and harder to find.

The above map shows the start, peak and end times of the eclipse, across the country.

"It's a big event". The corona is the same brightness as the full moon and is equally safe to look at with the naked eye. For people on America's west coast, the eclipse will take place during the morning, while people in the southeastern USA will see the event unfold in the afternoon.

If you are in its direct path, you'll never forget it. "It's a chance to experience space science without having to leave home". Stars also can appear. It's best to use protective glasses or use devices to view the eclipse indirect. Volunteer observers will deploy 68 identical telescopes and digital camera systems along the path of totality in an eclipse relay - as soon as one site's two minutes of totality are up, the next site's will begin.

"The total solar eclipse is an exciting event, which could cause distractions for motorists", Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz said. "Also make sure to watch for motorists who may be slowing or stopping and pedestrians standing near or on the roadway trying to view the event".

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