If you plan to travel somewhere closer to or within the path of totality, leave early to ensure you arrive safely and with plenty of time to set up chairs and blankets in a secure location for a comfortable viewing.
The next opportunity central North Carolina will see a total solar eclipse in 61 years, in 2078.
Here in Pennsylvania, at its height, the moon will cover between 78 and 80 percent of the moon, beginning with first contact - when the moon seemingly touches the sun - around 1:21 p.m.
Later this month is the much-anticipated "great American solar eclipse".
Additionally, the OMNI Theater will be offering special discounted screenings of the film Solar Max in the OMNI Theater at 11:00am and 2:00pm on this day for only $5.00 per person.
"We used to say that you should look for evidence that they comply with the ISO 12312-2 global safety standard for filters for direct viewing of the Sun", the organization posted on its website. We will be live streaming NASA's feed of the eclipse as it passes over the United States on our SMART board so you can watch the eclipse while shopping.
The College will hold a viewing event from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, August 21, in front of the Avanté Center (Building Z), on the College's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine. Postal employees Pamela Wilson, left, and Teresa Fulton demonstrate the first-of-its-kind stamp by transforming the solar eclipse image into the moon from the heat of a finger on the black disc.
You can purchase TSE glasses at Amazon and Walmart. Viewers who end up with fake glasses could run the risk of getting a condition known as "eclipse blindness" or serious damage to the retina. "But if people want, they can also buy their own solar eclipse glasses".
They also recommend that you avoid some of the more recent homemade alternatives that are popping up online.
Assistant Program Coordinator Glen Adams described the eclipse as "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity".
We'll be covering the astronomical event - in its entirety on the 21st. "We think it is important to begin preparing people for safe viewing practices before the actual event".