NASA, along with student teams across the United States, is sending high-altitude balloons that will test the ability of life to survive beyond Earth as well as livestream footage of the upcoming total solar eclipse from the edge of space. On Aug. 21, the moon will align perfectly between the sun and Earth effectively blocking most of the sun's light and casting a dark shadow on the Earth in its direct path. Total darkness will last only a few minutes from any place in the path of totality, which will cross Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska and Kansas before finishing up on the East Coast.
The last total solar eclipse seen in the contiguous states occurred in 1979, when it was viewed by northwestern and north central states. "If we can measure contact times accurately, everything else being the same, the only thing that can change is the solar radius".
Oregon Solarfest, August 17-22, Madras According to the event website, the 325 hotel rooms in the tiny town of Madras have been booked for more than two years.
A total solar eclipse is coming up next month.
The total solar eclipse will be at maximum coverage in Henderson at 1:24 p.m. They're teaming up with the UAA Planetarium and local astronomers to provide solar telescopes and a solar projector to safely view the eclipse.
A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the sun and the Earth, but the moon only partially covers the sun's disk.
The sun can not be safely viewed with the naked eye.
For Alaska, this will be a partial eclipse with about 45 percent of the sun covered by the moon. Users can then see what others around the country are experiencing during the eclipse. Pacific Daylight Time and ending near Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:48 p.m. You can use special glasses, a pinhole viewer, sun spotter or a telescope that has a special filter.
If you buy eclipse glasses, be sure that they are made by one of the five companies the American Astronomical Society has certified as safe for use.
Learn about the upcoming total solar eclipse, dubbed "The Great American Eclipse", at a free presentation at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.