Solar Eclipse 2017: Massachusetts Viewing Guide

Recreational Pot Shops Brace for Hordes of Solar Eclipse Tourists Set to Smoke Out Oregon

Recreational Pot Shops Brace for Hordes of Solar Eclipse Tourists Set to Smoke Out Oregon

California is too far south to experience the full effects of the phenomenon, but people in the state will see the moon cover around 50-90 percent of the sun depending on their location.

Library branches across the borough will be hosting viewing parties offering information on the eclipse, solar viewing glasses and other activities. Find a list of events here.

Meanwhile, in Portland, the marijuana tourism company High 5 Tours are hosting the "Stoner Eclipse Adventure 2017", a two-night camping trip that includes transportation to eastern OR, food, and protective glasses.

In fact, the USA mainland hasn't seen a total solar eclipse since 1979 - and even then, only five states in the Northwest experienced total darkness before the eclipse veered in Canada. Clouds could always spoil the view, so eclipse watchers need to be ready to split for somewhere with clear skies, if necessary.

"The sun is a million times brighter than the moon", said Carl Freyaldenhoven, a member of the Central Astronomical Society.

Merck's CEO quits Trump's council over Charlottesville
The manufacturing council still has executives from Dow Chemical, Dell Technologies, General Electric, Campbell's Soup and Boeing. President Trump says CEOs who quit his manufacturing council are "grandstanders" - and he says he doesn't need them anyway.

Back on the ground, forest rangers, police and city managers in the total eclipse zone are bracing for a crush of travelers they fear will cause epic traffic jams and heighten wildfire hazards. Almost 200 million people live within a day's drive of the path and travel experts, including the Federal Highway Administration, expect an increase in traffic in places where the path will be easily accessible.

At SRU, the eclipse is expected to be visible from 1:10 - 3:45 p.m. with the peak time at 2:35 p.m.

The longest point of totality will be roughly three minutes in Carbondale, Illinois, according to the space agency's eclipse website, https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov.

When the solar eclipse reaches the east coast, the "path of totality" dips to the Southeast, with those along the SC coast experiencing a total solar eclipse, according to NASA's map. It consists of 13 images acquired by the EPIC camera aboard NASA's DSCOVR spacecraft during a total solar eclipse on March 9, 2016.

He would know. Espenak and his colleague Jean Meeus, a retired Belgian astronomer, have mapped solar eclipse paths from 2000 B.C.to A.D.

Intel CEO is third to exit Trump's manufacturing council after Charlottesville
But they also said they'd stay on the council so they could advise the government on ways to strengthen manufacturing. Hours after Frazier resigned, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank also said he was stepping down from the council.

Many states are adopting renewable portfolio standards that require an increasing share of energy to come from wind, solar, hydroelectric and other power sources that don't use fossil fuels. "We've had to turn people away". Remember, never look directly at the sun, even with sunglasses!

Solar eclipse glasses are in high demand in San Diego.

Lens filters are also available for telescopes and binoculars.

"We want some good news for a change".

Californians are being advised to reduce electricity usage and unplug home electronics during the solar eclipse. That's the only time it's safe to view the eclipse without protection.

War Games to Begin as US, South Korea Brace for North's Fury
However, Moon said North Korea should stop the development of a fully operational Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). China's Global Times newspaper, a state-run tabloid, was scathing of South Korea's decision to proceed with the drills.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.