Totality will be visible only from a ribbon of land that stretches across the USA; the rest of the country will see only a partial eclipse.
In response to the call for safety, many went to several outlets, including Walmart and Amazon, to find suitable solar eclipse glasses, which NASA said isn't as easy at it appears.
The Sun will be in deepest eclipse of the Moon at approximately 1:09 in the afternoon, shortly after lunch.
Photographer and retired Western Carolina University professor Roger Bacon will lead an informational session at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.
Additionally, the OMNI Theater will be offering special discounted screenings of the film Solar Max in the OMNI Theater at 11:00am and 2:00pm on this day for only $5.00 per person. Even with eclipse glasses, you shouldn't stare continuously at the sun. In fact, the path of totality, which is the path where the total solar eclipse will be visible, will be going through southern Ontario.
The College will hold a viewing event from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, August 21, in front of the Avanté Center (Building Z), on the College's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.
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The total solar eclipse will be live streamed inside Science North. So we'll see the moon cover a bit more than half of the sun. "But now the marketplace is being flooded by counterfeit eclipse glasses that are labeled as if they're ISO-compliant when in fact they are not".
But one thing is clear: Demand for eclipse glasses is unusually high, and companies have been cranking them out.
The only time it will be safe to look with the naked eye is during the brief window of so-called "totality", when the sun is completely blocked by the moon.
They're also reserving the top floor of the parking garage across the street as a place where people to gather to view the spectacular event.
Assistant Program Coordinator Glen Adams described the eclipse as "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity". "We think it is important to begin preparing people for safe viewing practices before the actual event". "We will also have goggles and glasses specifically made to look at the sun". The easiest way to view the eclipse safely is with eclipse glasses.
Viewing the eclipse takes some preparation.