4 apps that will make Solar Eclipse 2017 epic

Safety First. Here's what you need to know about how to safely view the eclipse in all of its stages. "The maximum partial eclipse will be at 2:32 p.m. and will end by 3:50 p.m.", said a library news release.

Free, 1:30 p.m., MIT Kresge Oval, 77 Mass. There will be little to no cloud coverage.

There's a new scam in Illinois.counterfeit solar eclipse glasses that are being sold to try to take advantage of the many people planning to watch the solar eclipse on Monday afternoon.

We are lucky. The only reason we see total eclipses is that our moon coincidentally has the right combination of size and distance from the Earth to be just about the same apparent size in the sky as the sun.

According to NASA the last total solar eclipse to pass over the United States coast to coast was 1918. This helps scientists study exactly what happens around the world during an eclipse.

John Thomas, the president of the Central Montana Astronomy Society, is traveling with a group to a remote campsite near Idaho Falls to view Monday's total solar eclipse.

The eclipse path will span from OR to SC in 95 minutes. I'm going on a road trip to witness this much-hyped event, not to a vacation spot where I can play tourist, but to Pickrell, Nebraska, population 201, near Possum Creek just south of Lincoln, and smack dab in the middle of the "path of totality". They will be led out by teachers depending on each teacher's preferences to view the eclipse from school grounds.

"All state agencies should be aware that employees observing the solar eclipse while in the course and scope of employment may incur compensable work related injuries while doing so", Bogner wrote.

When you put them on, it should look completely dark, but when you look at the sun, it will look like the moon.

If you are unable to get glasses, one way of indirectly observing the eclipse is by using a pinhole projector. Wrong, again. A total solar eclipse was viewable from the North Pole on March 20, 2015. Here's an interactive map pinpointing the event by location.

We're only days away from the Great American Eclipse and excitement is building to astronomical proportions. From where? Do you have eye protection?

Dr. Rao says the only safe way to look at the eclipse is if you have special eclipse-watching glasses with the appropriate solar filter.

MIT Kresge Oval: Part of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT, this event is free and will take place at the Kresge Oval, outside the MIT Student Center. But, sun-themed crafts and activities for children will be offered on Sunday, and library staff will be on hand to demonstrate safe telescope viewing.

"We are very concerned about our dismissal time being at the height of the eclipse", he added. Then, at 1:30, glasses will be handed out to any attendees of the viewing party, with a limit of two pairs per family and a limited supply.

  • Carolyn Briggs