Project Your Eyes During a Solar Eclipse

Louisville Astronomical Society member shares insight on eclipse

So for those cities - and anywhere else with a partial eclipse - you need to keep those solar specs on the whole time.

But there is always more to learn, so it should come as no surprise that a few experiments to document animal behavior are in the works for the Great American Eclipse. Eclipses were thought to be harmful to pregnant women. Or you could watch it from inside, and see it in totality, through WHSV's eclipse livestream, which will show video from our sister stations in the path of totality. As the total eclipse approaches, if you are up a little in elevation or can see a bit of a distance to the horizon, you will see the total eclipse shadow fast approaching from the northwest.

The total solar eclipse path cuts across northeast Kansas, including Wyandotte County.

"The total solar eclipse is an exciting event, which could cause distractions for motorists", Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz said. Us lunatics will see you there, Pink Floyd.

"The ultimate goal is we want to be able to predict when solar flares happen, and, right now, we can't do that with good accuracy". At 6:20 a.m., about one-third of the sun's disk will be blocked by the moon.

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The suitor with a "strong and pure" European heritage said the woman must like cats in order to "experience the totality eclipse" with him, but admitted he hasn't decided on an exact location yet. Areas covered in dark blue are likely to have clearer skies;, the areas in white could experience cloud cover. At a similar distance on the east side of the sun will be Mercury.

Chicago's Alder Planetarium will be taking its own high-flying observations during the eclipse.

McHenry County College hosted a speaker from the Adler Planetarium on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming eclipse.

Adults & Teens are invited to learn more about the eclipse with Murray State University's Dr. Matt Williams. "You have to be in totality to see the precise moments of time the sunlight hits the edge of the moon where it's cratered or there's a valley". Because the eclipse will only be partial, it's essential that anyone wishing to view it obtain the correct protective eyeware. And everything will go dark and eerily quiet as plants and animals act as though night is falling and the temperature drops, sometimes by 10 degrees or more.

"Some 200 plus of our membership will be there, weather permitting", he said. That central shadow creating that thin path is known as the path of totality. Birds will stop singing and nest and crickets will begin chirping. On December 4, 2021, another total solar eclipse will occur, its path of falling across Antarctica, South Africa and the South Atlantic, although totality will only be visible from Antarctica. And the Lincoln Park Zoo is using the opportunity to closely monitor its animals in outdoor enclosures, including great apes and snow monkeys. "I think the primates are what we'll be interested in watching because they are cognitively advanced".

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Many people will also try to capture the eclipse on their cameras and even cell phones.

It's more important than ever to be wary of uncertified solar eclipse glasses, warns the American Astronomical Society in a recent news release.

What happens during a solar eclipse?

Chicago won't see one until 2099. "We're maybe 20 seconds away from maybe total totality, but we have an unobstructed view, here for Nashville and the city, it's ideal viewing".

If you ask Brandon Lawton, an outreach astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute, we are lucky to live on a planet where such dramatic eclipses are possible at all, though. And unlike with the skin, you can't feel it.

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With an opportunity for repeat experiments, researchers surely will be returning to IL.

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