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Protecting your pets during the solar eclipse

20 August 2017

This particular eclipse will first hit the Pacific Ocean, then move into OR, cross the SC and end in the Atlantic Ocean.

Over the next hour and a half, it will cross through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and SC.

In Marksville, the eclipse will be about 80 percent.

The Rantoul Public Library will host a Solar Eclipse Program for all ages presented by physicist Doug Rokke. We will have a stream of the eclipse from the path of totality.

And NASA's Gulfstream III science aircraft is based at the museum this weekend for an airborne science mission to observe the eclipse.

"Since the last time we saw a solar eclipse from USA soil, the amount of cars on our roads has multiplied by 50 times, the demand for goods has grown, and highway users are more distracted than ever with new technology", said ATA Chairman Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc. All or part of the sun will be blocked for about three hours.

From there the lunar shadow leaves the United States at 4:09 EDT.

With 200 million people within a day's drive of the path of totality, towns and parks are bracing for monumental crowds.

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So, knowledge that Monday's solar eclipse will see the astronomical event at its prime - pure totality - has left thousands across the US vying for a spot along the eclipse's trail.

Kobilka said a question he gets a lot is if the moon goes around the earth once a month, why don't we have a solar eclipse once a month?

According to the fishing log I kept that year, the fishing that day started off decent enough.

"Looking at evidence of the past, there's no history of dogs showing up the day after an eclipse with pet blindness or anything like that, " he said.

It's best to just enjoy it for what it will be - a partial eclipse - and to do so safely.

As you saw in the video, the shadow slowly moves away as the seconds tick by.

That means skywatchers in this area must find alternative ways to witness the event.

Luckily I already have my eclipse viewing glasses.

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Sunglasses won't work. Certified eclipse glasses or hand-held viewers are a must for direct viewing.

Termed as "The Great American Eclipse", the partial phase of the eclipse will begin over the Pacific Ocean at 1546 GMT (9.16 PM IST) and will end at 18.48 GMT (12.52 AM IST).

NASA shows how most of North America lies in the partial eclipse territory.

If you're stuck in traffic during the eclipse, don't pull over to watch.

The site notes that most arc welders use a shade much less than No. 14. You might also be able to buy eclipse glasses at some public land visitor centers, but to ensure you have them for viewing, it's best to purchase them before leaving home. Children need to be watched to make sure they are using the filters correctly to protect their eyes. The program will feature views from NASA research aircraft, high-altitude balloons, satellites and specially-modified telescopes. This temperature drop and missing sun rays cause microbes, bacteria and harmful germs to rise.

A popular method is the "pinhole projector" method of viewing an eclipse.

Just take two pieces of paper or cardboard, make a pinhole in one, then put the other paper on the ground.

For astronomers, it's an opportunity to look at the area near the sun that is not normally visible because of the bright light of the sun.

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The total eclipse will last between 3 min. 30 sec. and 4 min. 30 sec. - one to two minutes longer than this August's longest period.

Protecting your pets during the solar eclipse