How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Without Glasses

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This time Instagram launches three new stickers to celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse over North America on monday. Viewers within the path of totality-a thin, 70-mile-wide swath-will see the moon completely eclipse the sun. 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.

The last coast-to-coast total solar eclipse to grace the USA was 99 years ago, in 1918, in the final days of WW1. A 1991 eclipse could be seen in clear weather from Hawaii.

The total eclipse reaches the western coastline of OR at 10:16 am Pacific time (1716 GMT), then forges a diagonal path, exiting over SC in the afternoon.

How often do partial solar eclipses occur?

THE CANADIAN PRESSThe moon covers the sun during a partial solar eclipse in Victoria on August 21, 2017.

Joe High School students went outside to experience the solar eclipse even though the sky was cloudy up in Gulf County. We wanted to cover the total eclipse in person, but we didn't want to drive.

You don't actually need special glasses to view the eclipse, you just need them to look directly at the sun. NASA says the path of totality will span from Texas to Maine. "We can see the shadow of the eclipse in real time projected onto sidewalks and buildings through the sun coming through the gaps between leaves on trees". AstroMcGill will be holding an eclipse-watching event on the Lower Field, starting at 1 p.m. Can I still see the eclipse? The third pass will offer the most coverage with the sun 84% obscured by the moon.

Luckily, NASA will be offering a live stream of the eclipse from beginning to end, which will include footage of the eclipse itself as well as question and answer sessions with scientists.

The magnificent astronomical phenomenon is referred to as "The Great American Eclipse".

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