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Solar eclipse 2017: What time and where is it, plus the science behind it
In just a few hours, all of North America will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting darkness across swathes of the Earth's surface - with up to 14 states shrouded in complete blackout. FOLLOW THE SOLAR ECLIPSE WITH OUR LIVEBLOG NOW! Millions in US gather to gaze at rare total eclipse 01:44 What's happening? Dubbed the Great American Eclipse, the spectacular moment will see the Sun, the Moon and the Earth become perfectly aligned in a once-in-a-lifetime celestial spectacle seen from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Beginning at 18:16 BST, we Brits will only be able to see the total solar eclipse on our screens. However, although we won't see a perfect alignment in the UK we will be able to see a partial eclipse over the course of the evening (where the moon covers only a part of the sun). 10 amazing places in America to watch the 2017 solar eclipse Who will be able to see the Great American Eclipse? Everyone in North America, parts of South America, Africa and Europe - including the UK - will see at least a partial solar eclipse, where the moon covers only a part of the sun. However, 14 states across the United States will experience a total solar eclipse with more than two minutes of darkness descending in the middle of the day over the course of 100 minutes. More than 12 million Americans live inside the path of totality and more than half of the nation live within 400 miles of it. Millions more are expected to travel to cities along the path to witness the phenomenon. Where and when to see the eclipse What causes an eclipse? The diameter of the Sun is 400 times that of the Moon but it lies 400 times further away - which means if you are in exactly the right alignment on the surface of the Earth at the right time, you will see the two celestial bodies overlap exactly. What creates a total solar eclipse There's a Great American Eclipse Google Doodle (US only) Great American Eclipse 2017 What areas will see total blackout? Anyone within the path of totality will see the sky become dark for several minutes as the moon completely covers the sun. The path is relatively thin, around 70 miles wide, and stretches from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. It will first be seen at Lincoln Beach, Oregon at 9:05 PDT, with totality beginning at 10:16 PDT. Over the next 90 minutes, it will cross through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and end near Charleston, South Carolina at 14:28 EDT. The lunar shadow will leave the US at 04:09 EDT. Its longest duration will be near Carbondale, Illinois, where the sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds. What time can I see the total eclipse? Here are the mid-eclipse times for some of the major towns and cities along the path of totality, according to Nasa. All times are local. Where to see it | The Great American solar eclipse Will there be a live stream of the eclipse? Yes - Nasa will host an Eclipse Megacast for four hours during the eclipse which will be picked up by local, national and international TV stations. You can also follow all the action via the Telegraph. How can I see the eclipse safely? Never look directly at the Sun, even through sunglasses or dark material such as a bin liner or photographic negative. Makeshift filters may not screen out the harmful infrared radiation that can burn the retina of the eye risking permanent eye damage and blindness. Also, viewers must never use binoculars or a telescope. Wear special eclipse viewing glasses - not ordinary sunglasses - or construct a simple pinhole camera which projects an image of the Sun onto a blank piece of paper. Solar eclipse: how to watch the eclipse safely Where can I see the eclipse in the UK? Sadly there won't be a total eclipse in Britain but we will be treated to a slight partial eclipse which will still be worth watching. It will be visible in parts of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on August 21 - but make sure you're in a spot where there's no cloud. The partial eclipse begins when the Moon touches the Sun's edge which will be close to the horizon from 19:40, so make sure you have free sight to west-northwest. The maximum eclipse - when the moon is closest to the centre of the Sun- will occur at 20:04. Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to west-northwest for the best view of the eclipse. UK eclipse circumstances for August 21 2017 When will Britain next see a solar eclipse? There was a pretty spectacular eclipse in Britain in March 2015, but the last total eclipse in the UK was in August 1999. You might be waiting a while for the next decent one too - it won't take place until August 12, 2026. On that date up to 95 per cent of the Sun will be obscured. Britain will not see a total solar eclipse until September 23, 2090. A total solar eclipse will next be visible in the UK in... How we watched the 1999 solar eclipse - in 90 seconds 01:42 Total solar eclipses in history Eclipses have both fascinated and terrified civilisations for centuries. When King Henry I of England, the son of William the Conqueror, died in 1133, his death happened to coincide with a total solar eclipse plummeting the nation into darkness for four minutes and 38 seconds. Historian William of Malmesbury wrote in 1140 that "the darkness was so great that people at first thought the world was ending."
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Of course Trump looked directly at the eclipse without glasses
File this under: things you definitely should NOT do. Just about the first thing Donald Trump did when he walked out of the White House on Monday afternoon was look straight at the burning orb in the sky, no glasses, and point at it like, "y'all know that's the sun up there? Shit." SEE ALSO: Donald Trump?s teleprompter is back from vacation to denounce racism The thing with eclipses that you are not supposed to do, is you are not supposed to look directly at them without any protective glasses. Which, yes, is exactly what Trump did when he appeared on a White House balcony. Donald did, in fact, pull out his special glasses to have a more lengthy look later, but it's still funny. Image: whitehouse.gov The BEST eclipse #Eclipse2017 pic.twitter.com/sEEvNONI57 ? Mashable News (@MashableNews) August 21, 2017 No one should really be surprised that Trump gazed unprotected at the sun, and in fact a lot of people predicted he'd do exactly that. I cannot handle this right now. pic.twitter.com/JXjuHH2ivA ? Jules (@jules_su) August 21, 2017 Before long the gaffe was making front pages. A White House aide in the crowd below shouted ?Don?t look!? right as @POTUS looked.Our #SolarEclipse Edition: https://t.co/l0NO46gCGN pic.twitter.com/x0ToMxtXnU ? New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 21, 2017 Maybe Fox News didn't have any "don't look at the eclipse without your glasses" segments, I dunno. WATCH: Stephen Colbert grills 'The Mooch' on why he's still defending Trump