Solar eclipse on August 21 will affect PV plants across USA

Griffith Observatory welcome all to come up a see the “Great American Eclipse” happening on Aug 21. The eclipse will only be partial over Southern California

Solar eclipse on August 21 will affect PV plants across USA

From about 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. on Monday, August 21 the "Great American Solar Eclipse" will roll across the Great Northwest to Appalachia, then off the coast of SC.

68 Percentage of the sun blocked by the moon in Syracuse during the eclipse. Within the path of totality, you can safely witness the two or more minutes when the moon completely covers the sun with the naked eye.

It will look like a typical overcast, dark kind of a day.

How can I watch without the glasses?

The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special eclipse glasses or filters that are ISO compliant #12312-2 and CE certified.

"Because the earth is a sphere, the people in OR are going to experience a shorter eclipse because the moon's shadow has to travel just a bit further to touch the earth", Nelson said. A live stream of the total solar eclipse will be broadcast in the Naturalist Center.

Cities across the path of totality are holding eclipse festivals with both free events and VIP viewing parties. A live web stream of the solar eclipse, as seen from other locations in the US, will also be shown during eclipse time.

As you get close to the start of totality, that last patch of bright sunlight makes the almost eclipsed sun look like a diamond ring.

Communities are planning viewing parties, libraries are hosting events for children, and the national parks are reminding Americans they can provide an ideal setting to view the eclipse.

GFC-MSU will have approximately 500 eclipse-safe viewing glasses available to students, faculty, staff and the community on a first-come, first-served basis during the viewing.

The Children's Museum will offer eclipse viewing from 1:20-4 p.m., weather permitting.

Scientists donated telescopes to trained volunteers to capture 90 minutes of the solar eclipse.

Everything we do these days is documented with smartphones, and the eclipse will be no different.

We found 30 solar eclipse apps in the Apple iTunes app store and more than 70 in the Google Play store. Also, be sure your binoculars or telescope are fitted with a solar filter or you can seriously damage your eyes. While technically you can shoot the eclipse photos without breaking your phone camera, the results will be much more palatable if you used a filter, like the one you use for your own eyes.

Check the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers link, https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters, for a list of manufacturers and authorized dealers of eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers that are verified to comply with ISO 12312-2, global safety standard for these products. The optical device concentrates the sun's light, which can damage the solar viewer and then your eyes.

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