Solar eclipse 2017: What to expect in New York City

06 August, 2017, 01:40 | Author: Gary Shelton
  • Preparations underway for solar eclipse

The site also tells you exactly how much of the sun will be covered by the moon during the eclipse.

It has been theorised that the moon will eventually move far enough away from the earth where the sun's influence will push the moon closer to earth than it is now.

The moon will pass between the sun and Earth and block all or part of the sun. For some in a very narrow band (about 70 miles wide) this will be a total solar eclipse.

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NASA says the only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as "eclipse glasses".

Allen suggested that viewers keep in mind to enjoy the solar eclipse, rather than focus on getting the ideal shot. A solar eclipse is so rare because we rarely see the moon's umbra on Earth's surface. If this event results in a total obscuration of the sun it is called a total eclipse. They noted to the public to be aware of the sun and really protect your eyes.

The darkest shadow of the moon is referred to as an umbra. Since dismissal for FCS students begins shortly after 3 p.m. the district feels a 30-minute dismissal delay would allow for better supervision of students during the eclipse.

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According to NASA, this will be the first total solar visible only in the United States since the country was founded. He plans on bringing a portable telescope with him that is fitted with a special lens so he can safely view the eclipse.

Those optical devices concentrate the solar rays, will damage your eclipse glasses or viewer, and seriously injure your eyes.

If you're using eclipse glasses, NASA says online that they ought to meet the ISO 12312-2 global safety standard for solar radiation, and have the manufacturer name and address printed on them to distinguish them from counterfeit glasses.

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