Total solar eclipse 2017: Everything you need to know


On average, a total solar eclipse is visible from any one place on Earth once every 375 years.

Churches in the path of the total eclipse are planning an array of events to preach the gospel to the millions of people who want to view the total eclipse. The price for food, gas and lodging is expected to soar in Idaho, where state and city officials say they won't interfere with the market. On the glasses themselves, look for the ISO icon to make sure it has the reference number 12312-2. We have plenty. I got them from NASA.

"We used to say that you should look for evidence that they comply with the ISO 12312-2 worldwide safety standard for filters for direct viewing of the sun", according to a statement on the American Astronomical Society's website. If you can't see totality in person, you can view it on the NASA website.

Brits may also witness the partial eclipse - but only 4 per cent of the sun will be covered by the moon. But a lot depends on where you are. Generators outside of the path of totality will be less affected, depending on how much sunlight is obscured. Which not all of the Nashville Metro area is. Sometime between C1 and C2, two other events happen, but only those in the path of totality have the privilege of actually seeing them.

This is close to pure luck, given that the eclipse passes between a large volume of utility-scale solar in both North Carolina and Georgia, which have emerged as some of the top states for solar, and directly through relatively underdeveloped SC. To view the eclipse, you'll need something at a 12, 13 or 14. Yes, you can potentially go blind. "You could have a mild injury to the retina that you may recover from completely, or may have permanent vision loss that may result of this". "We'll be handing out glasses there and there will be food trucks and a big jumbo screen that will be broadcasting footage from a total eclipse".

Solar eclipses can only occur during a New Moon when the Moon moves between Earth and the Sun and the 3 celestial bodies form a straight line: Earth-Moon-Sun.

Visitors will receive a free pair of safe eclipse viewing glasses, while supplies last, make their own pinhole projector, talk with astronomy expert Gil Newton, eat moon, and sun, themed food, and participate in other eclipse-related activities. In this case, the total eclipse will last up to 2 minutes and 40-plus seconds in places. "You just need to sit back and take it all in".

"Improperly viewing the eclipse - even for a very short period of time - can cause huge and permanent damage", Steele said.

When it comes to your pets, Wang says don't chance it. Faherty recommended that people keep a close eye on weather patterns and even drive to get themselves to clear skies. For they too can suffer retinal damage.

As excitement about the total eclipse of 2017 continues build, Georgetown (S.C.) County's Hammock Coast is offering an idyllic setting and a wide variety of eco and historic venues to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime event. Binoculars and telescopes with specially designed solar eclipse filters must be used.