The Event

The most important facts about the total solar eclipse…
USA / 2017-08-21

THE BEST PLACES OF VIEW

These are the states, where the shadow pass through (you can see the TOTAL eclipse only there, elswhere you can see it PARTIAL): OREGON / IDAHO / MONTANA / WYOMING / NEBRASKA / KANSAS / IOWA / MISSOURI / ILLINOIS / KENTUCKY / TENNESSEE / GEORGIA / NORTH CAROLINA / SOUTH CAROLINA

Basically: the closer to the center of the shadow, the more beautiful the view! And: look for a place, where you have a good mobility, to change your place if the sky is overcast.

The best places to see the totality (in the middle of the shadow, best weather prospects, duration, etc.) should be:

Madras-Oregon (Duration: 2min 4sec, begins at 10:19 a.m. PDT)

Snake River Valley – Idaho (Duration: 2min 18sec, begins at 11:33 a.m. MDT)

Casper – Wyoming (Duration: 2min 26sec, begins at 11:42 a.m. MDT)
One day before, there is the Astrocon Conference (Astronomical League)

Sandhills – Nebraska (Duration: 2min 30sec, begins at 11:49 a.m. MDT)

St. Joseph – Missouri (Duration: 2min 39sec, begins at 1:06 p.m. CDT)
There is a large eclipse viewing party at the Rosecrans Memorial Airport with telescopses and more

Carbondale – Illinois (Duration: 2min 41sec, begins at 1:20 p.m. CDT)

Hopkinsville – Kentucky (Duration: 2min 41sec, begins at 1:24 p.m. CDT)
This city is advertising to be the best city for observation the totality

Nashville – Tennessee (Duration: 1min 57sec, begins at 1:27 p.m. CDT)

Great Smoky Mountains Natl. Park – Tennessee (Duration: 1min 17sec, begins at 2:35 p.m. EDT)
Here you can see the Moon`s shadow racing across th landscape

Columbia – South Carolina (Duration: 2min 30sec, begins at 2:43 p.m. EDT)

SHARING THE EXPERIENCE WITH OTHER PEOPLE

In the coming weeks we will pick the most important events, and introduce them here and on an extra category…

for example, Oregon plans a big Total Eclipse festival – there was already more than 10.000 accepts on the facebook-site from the organizer (Global Eclipse Gathering/Symbiosis Gathering)… more information coming soon.

WHAT YOU NEED TO SEE

If you are in the path of totality, then you will need eye protection. You must use CERTIFIED, APPROVED eclipse glasses (like these in our category) to view the eclipse at ALL TIMES that ANY piece oft he Sun`s bright disk is visible. Or take one of our SOLAR BONOCULARS

AND FOR PHOTOGRAPHING OR FILM WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE?

The most important advice to those who wish to observe the solar eclipse: Never look in the sun without adequate protection, especially not with binoculars or telescopes and even through the CAMERA VIEWFINDER. Even mobile phones and smartphone cameras can be damaged if they are held to the sun for photographing the eclipse without a FILTER in front of the lens . The unfiltered radiation may be too much for the camera shutter and the image sensor. For the protection of CAMERA LENSES suitable FILTER with special SOLAR FILTERFILM with both sides reflective layer. In our category SMARTPHONE you will find some solutions for your smartphone camera.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE
Here are two videos from the eclipse in Woleai/Micronesia 2016 (recorded live via NASA) and in Varanasi 2010 (from BBC), the third video from zoomin.tv explains, what you should know about a total solar eclipse…