Hamilton County schools to close for total solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse 2017 You’ll be able to watch it from ridiculous heights thanks to these balloons

Solar Eclipse 2017 You’ll be able to watch it from ridiculous heights thanks to these balloons

The vast changes in technology between the eclipse of 1979 and the one coming up on August 21 are also significant, Des Jardins said.

Understanding the visible sun's exact size will be possible only by combining careful solar measurements with the simulations and precise understanding of the moon's and Earth's elevations that exist now, Jubier said.

"It's going to be unusual in some of the small towns of Nebraska and Missouri", he said of the total darkness, which will last 2 ½ minutes at the eclipse's peak. The last time the United States saw a solar eclipse at all was 1979 (some of you remember that). "After this experiment flies, we will have about 10 times more samples to analyze than all previously flown stratosphere microbiology missions combined".

In Kentucky, these cities will see both total eclipses.

35235 (Jefferson County) - The eclipse will peak at 1:32 p.m. CDT with the moon obscuring 93.2 percent of the sun.

NASA said a total eclipse happens where you live once in 375 years.

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.

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Lattis said the partial eclipse won't be as dramatic as the "day into night" total eclipse of the sun, but will be pretty cool to watch.

NASA is funding 11 projects that will allow scientists to use the eclipse to learn about the sun and its relationship to the Earth's upper atmosphere.

No matter where you are during the August eclipse you're going to get a great view of it thanks to NASA.

Special Note for those viewing from the Path of Totality: when viewing an eclipse from the path of totality, there is a roughly 2-minute period when it is safe, and in fact encouraged, to look at a total solar eclipse without eye protection.

No matter how dark they are or what their UV rating is, normal sunglasses will not be enough to protect your eyes as you look directly at the Sun. Users can then see what others around the country are experiencing during the eclipse. You will need a solar filter such as a solar telescope, a solar projector or solar eclipse glasses.

The library will also host eclipse classes geared toward adults called Your Guide to the Solar Eclipse at the South Hill Library, 6:30 p.m. Monday, and at the Shadle Library, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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