"In the end, the best place to observe the eclipse will be from wherever it's clear".
Lucky practices with her eclipse glasses Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at her home in Mahomet. But don't fret too much over the details yet.
You've probably heard about the eclipse happening on Monday.
At the library's event in Elkins, Interim Director Stephanie Murphy said visitors will be able to watch NASA's live streaming coverage of the eclipse, while enjoying snacks such as MoonPies and Starburst sweets.
Elsewhere, hit-or-miss clouds are likely.
If you have a tripod attachment for your phone, use it as the eclipse becomes complete, Hudson told AccuWeather.
Eclipses are a special event that can inspire awe and cheer just by having people looking up.
Over the central USA, an area of low pressure will be spreading from the northern Great Plains to the Midwest, which will bring clouds and rain.
The 70-mile eclipse totality path passes Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and SC. "If you have the sort of pet that's normally sensitive to shifts in the weather, they might be disturbed by just the whole vibe because the temperature will drop and the sky will get dark".
The cloudiest and potentially rainiest spots should be the Upper Midwest and the Southeast, the weather service predicts.
The solar eclipse viewing event at the college will start at 10 a.m. on August 21st on the northeast edge of campus. "Whoever you're with, some people will laugh, some will cry, some will just stand in silence as totality goes by", said Adventure Science Center astronomer Derrick Rohl.
"We wanted to make a nice impression for folks, make it a good experience", he said. "All were disappointing", he admitted. Rick Schwartz, an animal behavior expert with the San Diego Zoo, said there have been observations of animals going to sleep during total solar eclipses.
"Remember, the sun is 93 million miles away". Bring a sweater along with those special glasses because the mercury could dip as the moon's shadow crosses the land. Dead center is where sky gazers get the full treatment.
Google's impending Eclipse Megamovie has its roots in the science community.
One of the most significant things about this eclipse compared to other total eclipses-the last one seen from the USA was in 1979, according to NASA--is that it will cross over land for an incredibly long time. This means that almost the entire sun will be covered by the moon. Amazon recently notified customers it was recalling certain solar eclipse glasses it sold that didn't meet the required safety standards.
The sun is powerful enough that direct exposure to its light can damage your eyes or damage your camera sensor if you point a zoom lens directly at it.