Oak Park Public Library to host eclipse viewing party

When should I look for it? We've been hearing a lot about the total solar eclipse that lasts for 2 minutes, but let me clear this up: It will not be a total eclipse here in Michiana, and it doesn't just last 2 minutes. But the eclipse will begin well before it's visible here.

0 The number of hotel rooms on Hotel.com available the night before the eclipse in Nashville Tennessee (one of the larger cities in the path of totality). When total eclipse begins in western OR, the partial eclipse will just be starting here in Baltimore. The next total eclipse won't occur in the USA until April 2024 and the next total eclipse won't touch Virginia until May 2078. Goggles, homemade filters, or sunglasses, even very dark ones, will not protect your eyes.

And finally, for those who want to experience the historic celestial event with colleagues, the Erb Memorial Union will host a watch party on its east lawn from 9 to 11:30 a.m., providing refreshments and a limited number of eclipse glasses for safe viewing.

NASA has anticipated Americans would have many questions, so the federal space agency got a bunch of its scientists together this week for an AskMeAnything on Reddit to allow people to fire away. You won't be able to see any part of the eclipse if the view is obstructed by cloud cover.

The next total solar eclipse viewable in North America won't occur till 2024. The public is invited to safely view the eclipse through telescopes with solar filters and special eclipse glasses.

The solar eclipse later this month will be the most studied of all time, with some of the data collected coming from ordinary folks volunteering their time for science. This is the first total solar eclipse in the lower 48 states since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast eclipse since 1918. That eclipse took a somewhat similar path as this month's will, from OR to Florida.

"Otherwise the total phase will depend on where you are and how close to the "center line" you are", Nelson said.

Why don't they happen more often?

However, a majority of the sun will be covered no matter where you live across the state on Monday, Aug. 21.

What time will the partial eclipse happen in NY?

"For folks who think it's a one-day event to head down from BC to central OR in the zone of totality and come back, that's a no go", he says.

If the skies do not cooperate for us here, try a livestream of the eclipse from https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive for example.