Edwardsville schools closing on August 21 for solar eclipse

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"I understood at that moment why people chase these things around the world".

The Stillwater Public Library will be hosting a solar eclipse educational program ahead of the eclipse.

Brau finds the sheer coincidence of the solar eclipse one of its most fascinating features.

If you miss this year's total solar eclipse, the next one to cross the United States will be in April 2024, but it will only cross over the eastern portion of the country. He says eclipse-viewing glasses are safe, so long as they have an ISO logo and the letters CE, which is the manufacturer's certification that the wearer can safely look directly at the sun.

Before using the solar filter glasses inspect them. Ordinary sunglasses are not safe for viewing this event. The following events will be held in communities that provide the ideal settings for clearing view with minimal obstruction from light interferences and duration of the eclipse depending on location ranges from 1:28 to 2:35 minutes. Stars and planets will be visible, and streetlights will turn on in the middle of the day.

This time, there are 14 states, including the Prairie State, from which the total solar eclipse will be visible at peak time. Similarly, do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer - the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye (s), causing serious injury.

You will need to buy a telephoto lens for your smartphone and yes, a solar filter.

The length of the totality actually varies from eclipse to eclipse. Locations nearest the center line will experience darkness for two-minutes-and-43-seconds.

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You can also safely view the eclipse with a pinhole project. Set up bracketed exposures instead to maximize the limited time you'll have to capture totality.

Where to lookSo, you've got your glasses.

"If you don't see that, don't trust it", Gutsch says.

"You will probably be able to see Jupiter and Venus fairly close to the sun, and if you look, it will look like the sunrise in every direction", Howard told Channel 9.

If you have one, bring a backup camera. Watch live, in virtual reality, as the eclipse moves coast to coast on August 21st.

Rest assured that the world's media will be flooded with professional captures of the totality as soon as the event is over, so you might as well just sit back and enjoy the spectacle.

"Even 1 percent of the sun is really bright", she said.

BUFFALO, NY- We're just over a month away from a rare event in our solar system.

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