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Total Solar Eclipse, Aug. 21, 2017

How to See the Best Total Solar Eclipse in a Century


The August eclipse will be the first to go coast to coast across the U.S. since 1918, offering viewing opportunities for millions of people.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2...watch-science/
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Best viewing area is around Carbondale, ILL. NASA is going there for their eclipse doings.
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Remember, just because you are not in the path of totality, you will still see a partial eclipse for several hundred miles above an below the path.

A pinhole camera is the safest way to observe an eclipse or the whole sun:
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/learn/p...inhole-camera/

As for "step 5" skip it and look at the shadow of a tree where you get LOTs of pinhole cameras:
https://petapixel.com/2012/05/21/cre...solar-eclipse/

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You can also use a Celestron "Eclip-Smart" telescope or eclipse-safe binoculars or a #14 welder's filter.
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How to See the Best Total Solar Eclipse in a Century


The August eclipse will be the first to go coast to coast across the U.S. since 1918, offering viewing opportunities for millions of people.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2...watch-science/
I bet it will be cloudy in Wales.
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I bet it will be cloudy in Wales.
It's always sunny in the Glen of Glamorgan.
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Ten Surprises For Scientists And Skywatchers During The Total Solar Eclipse

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