NASA says International Space Station Crew ready for Total Solar Eclipse

The space station crossed the path of the eclipse three times

Beginning in OR, it will travel across the United States to SC, crossing parts of Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina along the way.

This is the first eclipse to pass over the United States in the 21st century.

THE CANADIAN PRESSA partial solar eclipse is seen from North Vancouver, B.C. on August 21, 2017. The last one prior to today's was more than 38 years ago, on February 26, 1979.

A different kind of eclipse - called an annular eclipse, or "Ring of Fire" eclipse - did cross the United States from coast to coast in 1994.

As Earthlings peered skywards at the alignment of the moon and sun the space station could also be seen.

You should never look directly at a partial solar eclipse, since the sun is still visible and can damage your eyes.

If you look inside the tube at the large rectangle, "you should see a bright, white image of the sun suddenly appear at the very end of the tube", Fulco said. (You can see just how much of the sun will be covered from your vantage point here.) Unlike a total solar eclipse, a partial eclipse does not entirely block the sun's light, so it doesn't get as dark outside as it does during a total eclipse. Where and when can I see this "Great American Eclipse?". In Greenville, the moon began covering the sun shortly after 1 p.m. and reached its moment of complete obscuration for about two minutes at 2:38 p.m.

Nasa reported 4.4 million people were watching its TV coverage midway through the eclipse, the biggest livestream event in the space agency's history.

The total solar eclipse will take place this Monday, Aug. 21. Joe High School officials told us they bought close to 400 certified solar eclipse glasses in preparation for the astronomical phenomenon.

Researchers say the eclipse is important because it will enable astronomers to study the outer realm of the Sun, known as the corona.



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