The Eclipse: Watching your children, while you watch the totality

An eclipse in 2006 as seen from the International Space Station

An eclipse in 2006 as seen from the International Space Station

It actually slows down to 1,462 miles per hour when it reaches Kentucky because the moon's shadow hits the earth more directly there.

In the eclipse's "path of totality", the sun will shrink to a sliver before going completely dark for about two and a half minutes.

"And then the third pass is actually just off the East Coast", Bresnik said. This year, for the first time since February 1979, states in the USA will experience what is known as a total solar eclipse, or a "totality event".

When should I look for it?

From our area, the moon will first start to cover the sun at 1 p.m.

In Great Falls, the eclipse will begin at 10:19 a.m.

United States stocks fall again on North Korea tensions
On the economic front, data is expected to show that US consumer prices likely rose in July after being unchanged the prior month. Shanghai's main index also tumbled 1.6 percent to 3,208.54 while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dropped 1.2 percent to 5,693.10.

"For Starkville, specifically, we will see about 89 percent coverage of the sun, which will happen just before 1:30 p.m.", said Mississippi State University Associate Professor of Astronomy Donna Pierce.

However, many people have fallen victim to phone eclipse glasses that won't actually protect your eyes.

Why is it not safe to look at the sun even when only a small part of it is visible?

How can I look at it safely?

Third, staring for even a short time at the intense light around the eclipse can cause serious, permanent vision damage.

So, on August 21, make sure you have your eclipse viewer handy (which you can buy or make - sunglasses won't be enough to protect your eyes!) And, keep an eye on the weather. For more information, check out SciFri's Great American Eclipse spotlight. The telescopes will be spread evenly along the 14 states that will experience a full solar eclipse.

Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins
The Minnesota Twins are not going away in the American League Central race as the team has turned on the jets the last few weeks. Justin Upton showed off some of that power Saturday with a walk-off two-run homer to give the Tigers a 12-11 win over the Twins.

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On Monday, August 21, North America will be able to view an eclipse of the sun. That eclipse took a somewhat similar path as this month's will, from OR to Florida. On December 4, 2021, another total solar eclipse will occur, its path of falling across Antarctica, South Africa and the South Atlantic, although totality will only be visible from Antarctica. "On average any single spot on earth will see a total solar eclipse once every 375 years or so". The 2045 eclipse will track from northern California to Florida.

An eclipse does not happen often. Here in Michiana the sun will be about 88% covered by the moon. According to NASA scientists, the moon's orbit is tilted in relation to the Earth's orbit around the sun, differing by five degrees.

NASA will also provide a live-stream of the eclipse.

Henderson County deputies say they have arrested a Greenwood man on sex crimes charges from 2012.

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The play occurred minutes into a game that started at 10:06 p.m. - after a three-hour, one-minute rain delay. Harper, 24, entered the game hitting.326 with 29 home runs and 87 RBIs this season.

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