The Great Eclipse is Monday, August 21st!

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On August 21, Americans in a broad swath of locations across the country will experience something they haven't experienced in decades: a total solar eclipse.

Here's how: Are you packing for your big road trip toward the path of totality?

Experiencing a total solar eclipse is an extraordinary event. The earth effectively blocks the sun's light as it tries to get to the moon. The Citizen CATE (Continental-America Telescopic Eclipse) experiment aims to capture images of the inner solar corona using a network of more than 60 telescopes operated by citizen scientists, high school groups and universities. Or perhaps you're someone who has to sit this one out at work and wait for the next solar eclipse in 2024. Still, the entire state of Iowa will be darkened about one o'clock that afternoon by a partial eclipse. There's actually a statewide campaign encouraging people and businesses to turn off lights, appliances, and gadgets during the eclipse so less non-renewable power from natural gas has to be used. Most of North Carolina isn't directly in the path of the total eclipse, but, like California, it will see a reduction in sunlight.

Our eyes are too sensitive and fragile for us to stare at the sun safely - eclipse or not.

The intense radiation emitted by the sun can damage the retina, located at the back of your eyes where images are translated to signals that are sent through the optic nerve to the brain. This is a rare Earth event. One thing we do have in common with our pets is that human, canine and feline eyes can all suffer from "eclipse blindness" when safe precautions are not taken during the eclipse viewing. Total eclipses also provide us with an unprecedented opportunity to examine our own planet under quite unusual conditions.

Gold Closes at One-Week High as North Korea Talk Grows Heated
The kiwi later retraced some gains and last stood at $0.7350, staying above Wednesday's three-week low of $0.7309. South Koreans watch a television displaying news broadcasts reporting on North Korea at a station in Seoul today.

"We will also have telescopes set up with filters so people can look at it", said Huston.

To remedy the dearth of research, the academy created a "Life Responds" project where citizens all over the world download the iNaturalist app from Apple or Android platforms and document the plant and animal reactions they see during the eclipse.

Stretching from roughly 50 to 400 miles above Earth's surface, the tenuous ionosphere is an electrified layer of the atmosphere that reacts to changes from both the Earth below and space above. NASA had not been lacking in reminding everyone to use proper protective gear to enjoy the eclipse without the worry of causing damage to their eyes.

The solar eclipse occurs when the sun, the moon and the Earth forms a straight line.

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