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 free app comes with a host of resources for the amateur astronomer.More news: Branden Albert Is Reconsidering His Week-Old Retirement
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.
"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 a.m.to 7 p.m.at the Whiteford Library.More news: Swanky San Francisco Street Sells for $90K, Spurring Suit
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.
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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.