Unless you’ve been living in the underworld, you know that August 21st 2017 marks the day of the total solar eclipse! In 1991 this total solar eclipse was seen only from Hawaii, and in 1979 the contiguous United States saw the eclipse as we will view it today.
The contiguous United States are the following states: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. What this means is, if you live in these states, you will be able to see the total solar eclipse. If you do not, you will only be able to see a partial eclipse, but its still cool right?
Because of the damage the solar eclipse can have on the eyes retina’s (which have no pain receptors so you wouldn’t feel the damage happening) if you’re going to walk outside and look at the eclipse, find proper glasses. Reports of fake glasses have been breaking the internet all week, so be careful.
If you wish to risk it, (like me) don’t stare into the eclipse for the entire 1-2mins it will be visible, simply peek and keep it moving. Or, if you’re not a risk taker (which you shouldn’t be) simply watch live: WATCH THE SOLAR ECLIPSE LIVE 12pm est.
|Salem, Oregon||09:05 am PDT||10:18 am PDT|
|Idaho Falls, Idaho||10:15 am MDT||11:33 am MDT|
|Casper, Wyoming||10:22 am MDT||11:43 am MDT|
|Lincoln, Nebraska||11:37 am CDT||1:03 pm CDT|
|Sabetha, Kansas||11:38 am CDT||1:05 pm CDT|
|Jefferson City, Missouri||11:46 am CDT||1:14 pm CDT|
|Carbondale, Illinois||11:52 am CDT||1:21 pm CDT|
|Hopkinsville, Kentucky||11:56 am CDT||1:25 pm CDT|
|Nashville, Tennessee||11:58 am CDT||1:28 pm CDT|
|Talulah Falls, Georgia||1:07 am EDT||2:37 pm EDT|
|Colombia, South Carolina||1:13 pm EDT||2:43 pm EDT|
|Charleston, South Carolina||1:16 pm EDT||2:47 pm EDT|
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