When your child asks, "What is a solar eclipse?" explain that a solar eclipse occurs when the moon is in the new moon phase and travels between Earth and the sun.

For some Christians, they're excited because they see the August 21 total solar eclipse as a sign of the end times - more about their theories here. The only time it is safe to look directly at the eclipse is during the total eclipse phase when the moon directly blocks the sun.

"It's going to traverse the entire pass of the United States", Kopernik Observatory Executive Director Drew Deskur said. If you want to drive to see a total eclipse the closest area to Crawfordsville will be western Kentucky and the southern tip of IL. When confronted with an angry mob he conveniently remembers that on June 21, 528, at 12:03 p.m., a total solar eclipse will take place, which allows him to frighten the people and escape.

The proper lenses should meet what's called "ISO 12312-2" (sometimes written as "ISO 12312-2:2015") worldwide safety standards, according to the group. It also looks back to a fascinating period in scientific discovery when general relativity was proven with the photographic recording of a total solar eclipse.

Many people in Michiana are preparing for the eclipse, including the Elkhart Public Library, which held a session Monday where kids could learn about the eclipse as well as how to keep their eyes safe during it. A dialogue box will pop up that will tell you what time the partial eclipse starts in your area, what time maximum eclipse will happen, and when the final partial eclipse will be over.

"This celestial event presents a great opportunity to come to Heritage for a day of fun and learning together about the natural world", says Ellen Spear, president and CEO. Here's everything you need to know about this rare event. "The path of totality crossed the southeastern US and included portions of Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia and Nantucket".

The parties feature live streaming of NASA's broadcast of the solar eclipse.

"Now, unfortunately, there are fake eclipse glasses that are being distributed".

NY isn't one of the 14 states in the path of totality, the period of total eclipse when the sun is completely blocked by the moon.

The organization also has a list of retailers that stock glasses made by verified manufacturers at some (but not all) of their locations. Make sure you have a filter that covers the lens of the telescope, not the eyepiece and is specifically designed for solar viewing.

If you are able to witness totality, take a few seconds during that time to scan the horizon.

As excitement about the total eclipse of 2017 continues build, Georgetown (S.C.) County's Hammock Coast is offering an idyllic setting and a wide variety of eco and historic venues to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime event.