TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE: Here's everything you need to know

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Visit www.nasa.gov/content/eye-safety-during-a-total-solar-eclipse for more information. We've put together this guide with answers.

The only way to watch the Great American Eclipse from the United Kingdom is online.

The Mississippi Dept. of Transportation offers the following travel tips for the day of the eclipse.

Worthey said the best places on campus to view the eclipse are on the lawn in front of Holland Library or at the Jewett Observatory.

A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, according to NASA. The path of totality will be about 113 kilometres wide - that's like the length of 1,235 football fields! But each location has different exact times. It will last from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Get specific times here. We can only see lunar eclipses during a full moon. West Texas will have about 75 percent totality, so the sun will be mostly blocked but some will remain visible.

A total solar eclipse - only visible from a small area on Earth. There are a number of factors people should consider when getting ready for Monday. "Unfortunately it's a very limited supply; we are likely to run out soon".

"It will progressively get darker, and at around 1:07 p.m.is when it will be the maximum here".

At the height of the eclipse, the skies will darken, temperatures will drop, birds will stop singing and a breeze may blow driven by the drop in temperatures.

What does "path of totality" mean?

The next eclipse doesn't happen in the US until 2024. This map shows the path. Here in Northfield, your eyes should always be protected by verified viewing tools.

After you've appreciated the eclipse, look back down at the ground, away from the sun, then take off the glasses.

Am I allowed to look at it?

At Michelle's Hallmark Shop in the Doylestown Shopping Center, owner Susan Slocum said she has sold 7,000 pairs of NASA-approved glasses.

An alternative method for safe indirect eclipse viewing is pinhole projection.

Still, Rick Smith of the National Weather Service in Norman says places like the PV and Garvin County area should still experience most of this rare sight.

Monday forecast calls for mostly sunny skies in Plainview with only a few high clouds. The eclipse will still be visible outside this range, but it will not be as dramatic.

You can wear eclipse glasses.

Here are some of the easiest ways to watch online.

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