Coming Total Solar Eclipse to be an ‘event of the century’, scientists say

August 1, 2017 by  
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In just three weeks, one of the “events of the century” will makes its way across the United States, inspiring awe, excitement and even fear. On August 21, there will be a total solar eclipse , and scientists are saying that it will be a once-in-a-lifetime event that is not to be missed. Educator at the American Museum of Natural History Joe Rao has been speaking to audiences about the coming eclipse. He told them a total eclipse is something you never forget and defies words. As the moon begins to block out the sun, the temperatures drops, the light changes and the birds begin to quiet. Related: Alaska Airlines is intentionally delaying a flight for the coolest reason Rao warned people not to look at the sun under any circumstances, even while it is covered by the moon. You can purchase eclipse glasses, though be sure to purchase them from a reputable company, since faulty eclipse glasses have been hitting the market. If you don’t have glasses, you can look at the trees, since leaves will show a crescent shadow.  You can also try one of the DIY methods . Viewers can check out NASA’s eclipse website for the 100-mile wide  path of totality , which will carve through South Carolina starting around 1:15 pm, up to Nebraska and will exit the US through Oregon at 9 am (local time). Hotel rooms in the path are already selling out and experts warn travelers to be aware that traffic will be difficult. Some airlines are selling tickets for eclipse-viewing flights. For those not lucky enough to be in the path, viewers will be able to see a partial eclipse as far away as South America and parts of Africa. Via Fox News Science Images via Deposit Photos and Pixabay

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Total solar eclipse will sweep across Southeast Asia and Pacific today

March 8, 2016 by  
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Get your glasses ready, because in the wee  hours of March 8th , the moon is set to pass in front of the sun, causing a total solar eclipse . Sadly, if you’re not located in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Borneo, or the middle of the Pacific Ocean, you’re going to miss out on the full effect. Bu other areas of Southeast and East Asia will still be treated to a partial eclipse, along with some parts of Australia and even Hawaii. If you’re located elsewhere in the world, not to worry – the Exploratorium will be live-streaming the eclipse on their website. Read the rest of Total solar eclipse will sweep across Southeast Asia and Pacific today

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Alaska Airlines is intentionally delaying a flight for the coolest reason

March 8, 2016 by  
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It turns out school children and scientists aren’t the only people who get excited about a solar eclipse. Alaska Airlines will alter the plan of one flight today so passengers can catch a rare vantage point of the total eclipse from their seats in the sky. Alaska Airlines Flight 870, which travels between Anchorage, Alaska and Honolulu, Hawaii will be intentionally delayed for 25 minutes so that its flight path lines up perfectly with the spot where the total solar eclipse can be viewed at the exact time the plane will cross it. Read the rest of Alaska Airlines is intentionally delaying a flight for the coolest reason

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