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  • August2017SolarEclipseFactSheetDate:August21st,2017Startofpartialeclipse:11:56amMaximumeclipse:1:27pmEndofpartialeclipse:2:54pmPercenteclipse:89%asseenfromStarkville,MSNearestbigcitywithtotality:Nashville,TN

    Whatisit?AsolareclipseoccurswhenthemoonpassesbetweentheEarthandtheSun.Thiscanonlyhappenduringthenewmoonphase.DuetothetiltinthemoonsorbitaroundtheEarth,solareclipsesdonotoccurduringeverynewmoon.TheshadowofthemoonontheEarthiscalledtheumbraandtheoutershadowiscalledthepenumbra.WhattolookoutforStarsandplanetsinadaytimeskyAnimaltwilightbehaviorbirdschirping,cowscomingin,etc.SafetyDONOTLOOKDIRECTLYATTHESUNDURINGTHEECLIPSE!Withpartofthesolardiskblocked,thelightfromtheSunisdiminishedbutisstillenough,whenfocusedontothebackoftheeye,tocausebadandpermanenteyedamage.Useasolarfilter,solareclipseglasses,apin-holeviewerorotherspecializedequipmenttoviewtheeclipse.Otherwise,theeclipseservesnodangertothecommunity.

    Source:interactivemapbelow

    Source:wikipedia

    Whatwewillseethroughtheglassesduringmaxeclipseat1:30pm

  • GoodBelikeBullyandgetsomeISOapprovedeclipseglassesoruseatelescopeWITHasolarfilter

    Goodcreateapinholeprojectorusingashoeboxorobjectwithsmallholes(colander,ritzcrackers,yourhands,theleavesinthetrees,acheesegrater...)

    BAD!!!!LookingdirectlyattheeclipseorusingaCDoraMylarballoon(thelasttwoDONOTblockenoughlight!)

    UsefullinksInteractivemap:http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.htmlEyesafety:http://www.eclipse2017.org/glasses_order.htm(MakesureglassesareISO12312-2:2015certified)Basicguide:http://www.space.com/33797-total-solar-eclipse-2017-guide.htmlActivitiesforthekidshttps://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/educational-lessons-and-activitieshttp://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/geometry-of-a-total-solar-eclipseFreecomputerprogramoftheskythatnicelyshowstheeclipse:stellariumContactinfo:Dr.AngelleTanner(MSUastronomer)[email protected],662-325-4112Dr.DonnaPierce(MSUastronomer)[email protected],662-325-2914