Timing of Monday's Solar Eclipse

Some teachers have purchased glasses for students and will take them outside to view the eclipse with the permission of parents.

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

Chief Meteorologist David Hartman and Meteorologist Nathan Scott spoke to viewers live on Facebook about what to expect with this event here in MS and for those traveling to the locations under the path of totality.

It will definitely get darker.

The best time to see any of the eclipse in the Central Virginia area will be between 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday.

At its height, the eclipse will obscure about 71 percent of the sun in High Point in Sussex County and about 77 percent in Cape May.

The Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons also offers some safety tips for watching the eclipse: "Carefully look at your solar filter or eclipse glasses before using them".

You can view the eclipse anywhere outside as long as you have protective eye-wear.

The quiz is three short questions and if they're answered correctly, the person will get their hands on a pair. But you want to make sure you are buying from a vendor who is actually providing [glasses that] meet the safety standard.

Total solar eclipses are actually not rare, even though that word is being thrown around a lot.

On Monday, the moon will pass in front of the sun. You should seek expert advice from a qualified astronomer before using any optical device for this goal.

The chance to help the public view a unique event like the eclipse made the STAR_Net program a no-brainer, Mewborn said. It will begin in OR and will last be seen in SC.

Experts tell us it is imperative to protect your eyes whether it be with specialized glasses or you can make your own viewing device.

The Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences will lead a small team using several solar telescopes to observe the eclipse on the lawn outside of Fiske Planetarium, which will be closed on August 21. We recently installed a new telescope with an auto-steer mount...and have upgraded the observatory on top of the physics building.

"The first one of these I ever saw I was shaking so bad I ruined all of my pictures, and I was prepared for it", he said.

  • Salvatore Jensen