Solar eclipse set to darken Stillwater Aug. 21

Solar eclipse set to darken Stillwater Aug. 21

The role of clouds, both thick and thin, is important in their effect on energy balance.Like a giant cloud, the moon during the total solar eclipse in August will cast a large shadow across a swath of the US.

You don't want to miss this phenomenon, so 41 Action News has compiled a list of eclipse and totality times for some cities in our viewing area and eclipse path. The last total solar eclipse that was visible in the lower 48 of the United States was in February 1979, according to NASA. It's much rarer that we have a total solar eclipse.

Q: What is a solar eclipse, and why is everyone so excited about this one?

So you can predict how dramatic of an eclipse you'll see, but what if unpredictable weather steps in?

The total solar eclipse next month will be the first one across North America since 1918. The eclipse will end in Traer at 2:34:51 p.m. CDT.

"This is a generational event", agreed Madhulika Guhathakurta, NASA lead scientist for the 2017 Eclipse.

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WFMY News 2's Photojournalist Kelly O'Brien talks to Dan Whittaker, a Nature Photographer, on how to best photograph the eclipse even if you don't have an expensive camera. "The shadows of light filtering through the trees are usually circle shaped but during the eclipse, the light coming through was half moon shaped".

The "path of totality," in which the moon's shadow sweeps across the Earth's surface, will cross parts of 12 states: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and SC.

Total and annular eclipses through 2020.

To have a sense of how dramatic the eclipse might be in your location, check out this video.

As for Gutsch, he'll view the solar eclipse in OR, where he'll be staying with family.

If you don't feel like traveling, Downtown and West Ashley will get around 1 minute 30 seconds of eclipse time, North Charleston will get between 1:30 and 2 minutes, and Summerville, Mount Pleasant, Sullivan's, and IOP will get around 2 minutes.

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Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars or other optical device. When the Sky Goes Dark gives picture examples that explains what occurs during an eclipse.

Government aircraft will be dispatched to follow the eclipse and take infrared measurements to determine the solar corona's magnetism and thermal structure.

The earth's and moon's orbits will align in such a way on August 21 that the moon will block part of the earth from seeing the sun.

"What you see is a focussed image of the Sun, which is normally a sphere, so you don't really think of it as the Sun", says Bauer.

People in Traer will be able to observe a 91.6% eclipse of the Sun! Another eclipse in August 2045 will pass directly over Colorado.

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