Local science organizations offer help to prepare for the solar eclipse

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For a few minutes on August 21, the moon will orbit perfectly between the earth and the sun causing total darkness to fall over 14 states, while others outside the path of the total eclipse will see a partial solar eclipse.

"What we're hoping to do is take images and stitch them together to make a long movie of the corona", Baer said. Previous studies observed animal behavior during an eclipse in 2001 and noted some animals went through their night routines as the sun disappeared while others became nervous.

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The path goes just south of the IN border, which means Fort Wayne will experience a partial solar eclipse with about 85 percent of the sun blocked, Science Central Executive Director Martin S. Fisher said IN a news release.

"I'm not really sure if we have a forecast model or if we'll have to make manual adjustments", said Mike Bardou, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

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Total solar eclipses happen about every 18 months but cross the same precise spot on Earth an average of only once every 375 years. Pinhole viewers create a reflection of the eclipse by filtering the light through a small opening. Not only do they sell solar eclipse glasses, they also have an assortment of camera filters and telescopes to make viewing the eclipse the best it can be.

Newman attributes Americans' fascination with the eclipse to their love of science fiction, and she said the library will have eclipse-related learning activities available as well. "It's a chance to experience space science without having to leave home". "The last total eclipse was 1979 (in Hawaii), so I don't know if historical data can be modeled".

Though Chicago is expected to see only a partial eclipse, with 87 percent of the sun covered, it will be the closest the city has been to the path of totality since 1925. Stars also can appear.

While Arizona is not along the path of totality for the 2017 event, it still lies within the area that will see a substantial partial eclipse.

"The total solar eclipse is an exciting event, which could cause distractions for motorists", Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz said. Here are some local places to grab the special glasses so you can avoid the worry of not having them in time to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime sight.

Police also anticipate heavy traffic next weekend and ask drivers to pull off the road to view the celestial event. The planetarium's Far Horizons team, a group of students, volunteers and Adler members, will travel to Perryville, Mo., to launch a pair of high-altitude balloons into the stratosphere to capture 360-degree video of the eclipse.

"I would encourage folks to go out and try to pay attention to how dim it gets". "For 20 years it's been one of my bucket list items; if something doesn't work, I have seven more years to the next one, right?"

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