Highland County, are you ready for Monday's eclipse? View safely, experts warn

Eclipse from a painting by George Stubbs

This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location.

South Florida will not be so lucky.

So far, the forecast calls for partly cloudy skies during the afternoon.

Tomorrow, the solar eclipse's path of totality will sprawl across the USA from Lincoln Beach, Ore., to Charleston, S.C. Outside of the path of totality - as in the Red River Valley - a partial eclipse will allow residents to view a percentage of the moon's shadow starting around 11:30 a.m. until about 2:30 p.m. In other words, if it's overcast, you have to wait another 375 years to see one in your neighborhood. Florida International University is opening up its observatory for a watch party, as is Fox Observatory in Sunrise.

"Some people try to view solar eclipses through improvised filters like sunglasses, potato-chip bags, DVDs, etc.", Schultz said. NASA suggests checking with area libraries, astronomy clubs or museums to see if they still have any giveaways for special eclipse glasses.

Before the eclipse tomorrow, Cabanela, Gealy and Schultz strongly recommend either purchasing or making special eclipse glasses to view the natural phenomenon safely. In the final stages, crescent will begin to peek from behind the moon.

"Now we have people in power denying climate change". Animals might act strangely during the eclipse, scientists, say. "That's tragic for me".

From the discovery of helium to proving Einstein right, great science often comes out of eclipses. Pacific Daylight Time Monday) to its Atlantic endpoint near Charleston, South Carolina, about an hour and a half later (2:45 p.m.

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In Jonesboro, where 95.4 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon, the Northeast Arkansas Trail Organization will host a mountain bike ride from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m.at the Craighead Forest Park in Jonesboro.

Back on the ground, forest rangers, police and city managers in the total eclipse zone are bracing for a crush of travellers they fear will cause epic traffic jams and heighten wildfire hazards. Visit NASA's website for more information on the coming eclipse. "So I think it just gets people thinking". "Our customers expect the most unique opportunities and the highest level of service, and the chance to chase this once in a lifetime happening on one of our jets is truly an experience to remember", said VistJet's founder and chairman, Thomas Flohr. Stamilio-Ehret said this event will be the first time the path of totality of a solar eclipse will span the country in almost 100 years. She will see the total eclipse in Nebraska - something she's been planning since 1997. The night's targets - Jupiter and Saturn - were visible despite some threatening clouds earlier in the day, and kids oohed and aahed over what they saw. Science is about exploration, she told the attentive kids. "It's very unique in our solar system and maybe unique in our galaxy".

Can I take pictures of the eclipse? .

All the little hands in the room went up.

Can I wear regular glasses while using eclipse glasses? .

CISO estimates that at the peak of the eclipse, the state's normal solar output of about 8,800 MW will be reduced to 3,100 MW and then surge to more than 9,000 MW when the sun returns.

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Experts caution that, in addition to adults, children should be supervised children to make sure they are wearing proper eclipse viewing glasses properly.

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