Welcoming the solar eclipse: Library hosts fun-filled week for upcoming eclipse

The total eclipse occurs over a 70 mile wide band from OR to SC, which does not include Indiana. The maximum eclipse will occur at 2:42 p.m.in our area when about 80-percent of the sun will be covered.

-Solar Eclipse VR (99 cents) needs to be attached to a virtual reality viewer like Google Cardboard to show you animated 360 degree looks at simulated eclipse's.

It will look like a typical overcast, dark kind of a day.

"When the eclipse happened and it went total, we were in about 30 seconds of eclipse that day".

What can I expect to experience during a total eclipse?

The program offers a split-screen view, with a 3D model of the Earth on the left and a simulation of the sun as it will appear at the time and location selected on the right.

"The last total eclipse visible in the U.S. was in 1991 in Hawaii, and the last one visible from the lower 48 states was in 1979 in the Pacific Northwest", Nelson said in an email to the Glasgow Daily Times. While everyone should be able to see something-if not a full eclipse for those in the path of "totality"-there's, as always, the potential for unfortunate weather to get in the way of our grand plans".

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will pass over North America, the first time one has crossed completely over the continent since 1979.

Montreal won't be the best place to see the solar eclipse, but it will definitely be visible. It is notsafe to view the eclipse with regular sunglasses. The eclipse will end in Great Falls at 12:57 p.m.

As students return to school, a rare and attractive natural phenomenon will help kick off the school year. Also, the California Academy of Sciences will provide assisted viewing on the roof and East Garden. In these cases, be sure you are not looking at the eclipse. The easiest way to view the eclipse safely is with eclipse glasses.

The eclipse will begin at 1:21pm. Never look directly at the sun without eye protection, even briefly.

For more on how to enjoy this memorable event, read on .

But, by far, the most popular way is to wear solar eclipse glasses, which block out the harmful light from the sun, as well as nearly all other light. Viewing the sun or an eclipse using any other glasses or filters could result in loss of vision or permanent blindness.

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