Chabad to Host Thousands of Eclipse-Chasers Across America
Jul 22 2017
Even though it won't get totally dark like areas to our south, we'll still see some unique phenomena associated with a solar eclipse. That means it will still be just about as bright as any other day, but if the weather cooperates, you will see a black disk cover over half the sun.
The Stillwater Public Library will be hosting a solar eclipse educational program ahead of the eclipse.
While you can not completely prepare yourself for the sight of a total solar eclipse, ophthalmologists - physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care - want you to be prepared with proper eye protection. It is mandatory to wear eclipse glasses to look up to the sun. Within the path of totality, it will become night-like - " pitch black " if it's truly overcast, according to an informational website run by 12-eclipse veteran Dan McGlaun.
NASA has been alerted that some unsafe eclipse glasses are being sold to consumers. The eclipse will end in Traer at 2:34:51 p.m. CDT.
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.
Jefferson County will host Totality Fest from August 17 through August 20, with unique programs and events planned for our visitors and our residents. Totality is expected to happen at 1:21 p.m. on August 21, and last for about 2 minutes, 31 seconds. Additionally, the broadcast will include live coverage of activities in parks, libraries, stadiums, festivals and museums across the nation, and on social media. "This exact ratio is the only reason the moon is able to block the sun in its entirety".
Recommended for photographing a solar eclipse: a telephoto lens, sturdy tripod, solar eclipse glasses, solar filter for camera, and extra batteries. The shows are set for 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
While the distant future of solar eclipses is a bit bleak, they enjoy a rich history. A weather station in Zambia recorded a temperature drop of almost 15°F during a solar eclipse in June 2001, and there are reports through history of observers noticing a distinct cooling effect in the midst of a lunar shadow.