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An early total solar eclipse weather forecast as of August 7, 2017

An early total solar eclipse weather forecast as of August 7, 2017

Duvall's comments came at a "Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia SC" meeting for media Tuesday at the S.C State Museum. Randi Neff, WNCnext and Morehead Planetarium will present the program with lunar geologist Amy Fagan and physicist Enrique Gomez offering a Q&A afterward. Scouting out the spot you'll be shooting from ahead of time, as well as having a planned schedule of when you'll be where, is a great place to start.

If you're going to be hardheaded and try to watch the eclipse unprotected, be forewarned you could end up with severe retinal burns. Scientists call this phenomenon "eclipse wind". The Aug. 17 lecture is sponsored by Ruth and Tom Claiborne. The Aug. 21 eclipse will be a huge draw for potential visitors, but there's a lot more to see and do in Redmond than just look (indirectly) at disappearing sun.

All backcountry trails, campsites and shelters will remain open, but backpackers should consider the closure when planning their itineraries.

The city of Clarksville will host several free and low-fee events across town, including Fortera Stadium at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville Regional Airport and Liberty Park. Temporary road closures are likely throughout the day.

Dague is headed to Greenville, S.C., for the eclipse. "They need to be prepared for long backups and have a full tank of gas and stuff in their auto like water and food and medications they might need". Safety alerts and closure information will be posted at www.facebook.com/nfsnc. Whether you are traveling for the eclipse or staying in town, enjoy this happy accident that we can experience eclipses at all.

It should be noted that, while everyone can take a photo of the eclipse with any camera, some photos will turn out more detailed and clear than others depending on the kind of camera being used.

"There's nothing special about the light that comes through during an eclipse". August 20 will be a fun-focused day, with face painting, live music, food vendors and more eclipse programs.

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A total solar eclipse is coming on August 21, but looking directly at the sun is unsafe - period. This kind of preparedness is important for OR, because it is one of the most populous states in the path of totality and is expected to receive more out-of-state visitors than ever on the day of the eclipse. Last pick up will be at 7 p.m. The next total eclipse visible from the USA will take place in 2024.

The lovely Rainbow Springs Conserved Property near Franklin will be the site of an eclipse celebration hosted by Mainspring Conservation Trust Monday, Aug. 21.

Caltech On the college's Beckman Lawn Caltech is hosting a viewing party with solar telescopes, eclipse glasses and a live stream from the path of totality. Sharon Burdette, 828.524.2711, ext. 301. The totality will be at 1:29 p.m. and last about a minute.

In Minnesota, the eclipse will begin at about 11:45 a.m., and will peak at about 1 p.m. Lancaster is about 600 miles from the closest part of the eclipse's path. Per-car regular admission is $14 for the day. The event at the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce, Broome said, has sold 80 percent of its tickets to out-of-state buyers.

State transportation officials recommend that people find an event or designated location to safely watch the eclipse.

This will be the first solar eclipse since 1918 to perfectly line up across the country, coast to coast, so it's a big deal. The GO is a lightweight, multiuse recreation trailer made by Brevard-based SylvanSport.


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