Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Davis Observatory To Celebrate Total Solar Eclipse Aug. 21

Davis Observatory To Celebrate Total Solar Eclipse Aug. 21

The Solar eclipse takes place at any given place only once every 360 to 410 years. If the skies cooperate, sunlight will be reduced from a bright, sunny day to about the intensity you experience in the shade on a sunny, cloudless day at deepest eclipse.

"We are expecting air traffic will be up in the path of totality, and many airports in that path are also hosting events on August 21, which will further increase air traffic", Williams said.

Forget those special glasses everyone is buying on Amazon, the right way to view the upcoming solar eclipse is on your own private jet.

Gazing at even part of the sun isn't so good for the eyes, of course, but series officials already have that covered. Some branches will host viewing parties for the event, while others will supply free safe viewing glasses, while supplies last. That will help make sure you see the eclipse without hurting your sight. "So this is an immediate indication that these glasses are not safe for looking at the sun". He said if you are not attending or are out of town, patrons are welcome to come by the library's reference desk and ask for a pair of the glasses. Some rays of sunlight can pass between the leaves, each such path acts as its own pinhole camera.

If you miss the August 21 eclipse, you will have to wait a while to see another one in the U.S. The next annular solar eclipse that can be seen in the continental United States will be on October 14, 2023, which will be visible from Northern California to Florida.

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On Aug. 21, it's lights out, if just for a few minutes - that's when the moon will block the sun in a total solar eclipse. "This will allow all students to experience the peak of the eclipse in an educational environment while also addressing safety concerns related to midday darkness and distracted drivers".

Unless you've been living in a hole somewhere without access to the Internet, television, radio or carrier pigeon, you know there's a solar eclipse on the way.

Participants should check in at the visitor center, and are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and a picnic lunch while they watch the sun disappear behind the moon.

"Lucky for us, this isn't an annular eclipse".

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