To see a total eclipse, where the moon fully covers the sun for a short few minutes, you must be in the path of totality. Generally, this period will be within a two to three-minute window.
"For our area, it will never reach totality", said Rebecca Stamilio-Ehret, physics/astronomy instructor at Edgecombe Community College.
In terms of audience potential, it is hard to top the United States, with its mobile and affluent population, even though the direct path is mostly over rural areas, towns and small cities.
As excited as Bueter is for this eclipse, he's equally excited for the next opportunity to see a total solar eclipse in the U.S. - April 8, 2024. Stamilio-Ehret said this event will be the first time the path of totality of a solar eclipse will span the country in almost 100 years.
All eyes will be pointed to the sky Monday, Aug. 21, when the first total solar eclipse within the contiguous United States since February 26, 1979, will occur. Growing up in the middle of Nebraska, he always knew that in 2017 he would be returning to his home state to view this total eclipse.
Our moon is about 238,900 miles away from the earth, compared to the 93 million miles in distance to the sun, the moon is seen as a hop, skip and an Apollo mission away, which in space is considered fairly close. So anywhere in OH, proper eye protection must be worn during the entire event.
The public can safely view the solar eclipse in Hilo or online through a UH Hilo YouTube broadcast from UH Hilo Instructor John Hamilton and Lecturer Marc Roberts, who will be observing the eclipse from the Lost River Field Station near Mackay, Idaho, one of the official NASA viewing sites. "But before and after, approved eyewear should be used".
The museum will offer complimentary eclipse glasses while they are available. Prices for the glasses have also escalated as the day approaches.
The other reason for the trip is he likely won't be around for the next total solar eclipse over Fargo-Moorhead in 2099, as he would be 130 years old.
Utility operators around the country are preparing for the upcoming eclipse in similar ways to California: by switching to other forms of power.
Those who are planning to go to OR to see the total eclipse should plan ahead.
So if you've struck out at the store getting the glasses, don't fear: There's an easy solution to that problem.
Porter librarians will also have some hands-on activities, including making pinhole projection cameras to use during the eclipse. Do NOT look directly at the sun through your fingers.
"During total eclipse - which we won't have here - it is safe to look at the sun only during the totality with unprotected eyes", Gealy said.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth.
Is there a way to view the eclipse without solar filters or eclipse glasses? .
The N.C. Highway Patrol warns residents to expect traffic issues on Monday, especially in areas where the total eclipse can be viewed, such as Western North Carolina and SC.
Due to the vast interest, many vendors have sold out of the specialized eclipse viewing glasses but the American Astronomical Society has a list of available ISO 12312-2 NASA approved safety glasses.
"It's just one of those great things that I wish that I had done earlier", she said, adding that she will investigate other options such as a pinhole camera or welding goggles.
Though this is an indirect way of viewing the eclipse, it sure beats burning your eyeballs out!