ECLIPSE SAFETY: How to safely watch the Great American Eclipse of 2017

Wherever you view the eclipse, remember that looking directly at the sun without protection can cause permanent eye damage, even if most of it is covered by the moon. We will have a stream of the eclipse from the path of totality. Here's everything - and we mean everything - you need to know about this event.

"You can be left with a scar from where you were staring at the Sun and that can be right in the center of your vision".

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How often do eclipses happen? Though solar eclipses are fairly common and can happen up to multiple times a year, many happen over the ocean or in far-flung countries. It will begin live coverage at 2 p.m., streaming on and the WFMJ Facebook page.

In the USA, it takes about 1,000 years for every place in the Lower 48 to be able to view a total solar eclipse. It plans livestreaming of the eclipse beginning at 1 p.m. with images from satellites, research aircraft, high-altitude balloons and specially modified telescopes.

How long will it last?

There will also be good partial eclipses visible all across Virginia in 2045, 2048 and 2052. "If it is cloudy, it will get even darker" than if the skies were clear.

The part of Virginia that will see the greatest eclipse is the part closest to the line of totality, and the Cumberland Gap area in the far southwestern tip of the state will have 98 percent of the sun obscured. "National and local agencies are warning travelers they could encounter traffic jams along various points of the totality zone or other areas where the eclipse may be visible".

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Unfortunately, if the clouds are too thick, and especially if rain is present, much of the magic of the eclipse is lost. It may also help us gain a better grasp on predicting the effects of space weather conditions on communication. In an area affected by an eclipse, the darkening of the sun leads to a sudden drop in temperature.

St. John's Public Safety included a link to visit for more information on safety during the eclipse Monday.

On Monday, August 21st there will be a total eclipse of the sun. That urgency and unique opportunity are what can make scams successful. In his general theory of relativity, Einstein had predicted that gravity could bend the path of light. If you put them on and look at a very bright light in your house and you can not see that light at all, you're getting close.

If you are looking for a place to stay during the eclipse, be careful if you are booking online through a third-party site. He then compared those positions to their known positions at night.

Some experiments won't focus on the sun, moon or Earth at all. In this case, the moon will not block out all sunlight, but instead looks like a dark disk on the sun. Venus and Mercury, for instance, can also pass in front of the sun from our perspective.

The moon needs to be on the near side of its slightly elliptical and tilted orbit around the Earth.

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Jules Winokur, an ophthalmologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, has seen the damage in patients who stared at the Sun. Some NASA officials are predicting that this could be one of the worst traffic days in US history, because so many people nearby the regions of totality will want to drive in to see the full eclipse in all its glory. The first shadow, called the umbra, gets smaller as it reaches Earth and is the true center of the moon's shadow.

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