Cloud hampers view of lunar eclipse

Posted August 09, 2017

For the first time in nearly 40 years the path of the moon's shadow passes through the continental United States. Many people are buying solar eclipse glasses to protect their eyes.

The partial eclipse happened in the early hours of this morning as the Earth travelled between the sun and the moon and cast a shadow on the lunar body. We haven't had an eclipse do that in almost a century.

In Lincoln, Neb., the launch of Hope City, a North American Mission Board church plant, is set to correspond with the eclipse. "Because it's such a rare and exciting event, we wanted to create an interactive guide that everyone could enjoy. SAO was founded in large part to study the sun, and we've been doing so now for more than a century".

The last time a total solar eclipse was visible in the United States was in 1979.

The free app comes with a host of resources for the amateur astronomer.

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The AAS says there are ways to test the safety of an eclipse viewer.

Of course, you've seen plenty of full and new moons that haven't resulted in eclipses.

Lunar Eclipse 2017: The full moon is seen during a partial lunar eclipse above the Bernese Alps, from Bern, in Switzerland.

"Looking at the sun will damage your eyes and could cause you to go blind", said Barraclough.

Eclipse Projector Makerspace, Wednesday, August 16, from 10 7 the Whiteford Library.

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For a complete list of eclipse related events along the Hammock Coast, please visit

It is only when a part of the Moon passes through the umbra, a partial lunar eclipse is seen. Wichita State University's Greg Novacek offers the following tips on how to watch a solar eclipse safely.

An eclipse of the Moon or a lunar eclipse occurs when a planet comes between the Moon and the Sun's light, which the moon reflects. "You need to have officially certified eclipse glasses to look directly at the sun".

So as a fun way to prepare for the eclipse you can actually make your own pinhole projector.

Our moon may be 400 times smaller than the Sun, but it is also 400 times closer to Earth.

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- Rover Boat Tours, a 4.5-star experience, according TripAdvisor users, is offering a Total Eclipse Cruise, a tour along the smooth inland waters leading to a barrier island where Winyah Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean.