Here's how to safely view the 2017 solar eclipse

Safety | Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - NASA

There's a total solar eclipse happening on August 21, 2017, and for the first time in almost a hundred years, the Moon's unabashed Sun-blocking power will be visible from much of the continental U.S. Total solar eclipses, however, are only possible on Earth because of a cosmic quirk of geometry: The sun's diameter is 400 times wider than the moon's, but it is also 400 times farther away.

The goal here is to see a total eclipse without having to move to a specific spot in the city.

Cantore and Abrams will anchor live coverage of the eclipse as it crosses the country over the course of the day.

Millions are gearing up to see the total solar eclipse across the country. Warning: don't look directly at it with your naked eyes-instead, use certified eclipse glasses or the pinhole method described here. This event is free and will be held rain or shine, but space is limited.

The planetarium has stocked thousands of eclipse glasses, available in the gift shop for one dollar each. How could observers on earth be linked to total solar eclipses? In the small town of Madras, officials are holding a three-day viewing party running from August 18 through August 21 with a lineup of music and other entertainment. It's expected that here, the sun will be eclipsed by approximately 80 percent. In fact, everyone in North America, as well as parts of South America, Africa and Europe, will see at least a partial eclipse, according to NASA. Experience totality, then, as soon as the bright sun begins to reappear, replace your solar viewer to look at the remaining partial phases. The path of totality will create a 70-mile wide path from OR to SC, the rest of the country will see various amounts of coverage.

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Hawley, a physics and astronomy professor and the director of engineering physics at the University of Kansas, advised booking any travel tickets and hotel reservations way ahead of time and to expect plenty of traffic on the road. Use this as the screen and set up your camera to photograph or record continuous video of this screen as the crescent of the solar surface disappears at the start of the eclipse and re-appears at the end of the eclipse.

Even glasses that carry the ISO code, however, still might be unsafe, the American Astronomical Society said. "It's one of the most remarkable, most spectacular naked-eye phenomenon that you can see".

The two most important things to keep in mind are that it is ONLY safe to view the sun without eye protection for people in the total eclipse zone during a total eclipse and that sunglasses (Rx or not) are NOT safe for viewing the sun, during an eclipse or otherwise.

"It's something you remember your entire life, and you will tell stories to your grandchildren about it", Espenak added.

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