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So I went to my favorite place, Google! So if you want to see how much of the Eclipse you will see, try to google this phrase:
Will i see the solar eclipse in (insert your city/state here)
I found all sorts of posts and articles showing timelines as well as visibiltiy. Below is an example of what I will see here in Tallahassee, FL.
DID YOU KNOW?
A total solar eclipse happens on one part of the earth on average once every 300 years and you may never see another one in your lifetime.
If you get up to where the path of totality goes across the United States, you'll have about two and a half minutes of totality.
Even pointing a camera at the sun without a filter will damage the sensor.
Advice from the experts
- Never, ever, ever look at the sun.
- Use solar filters to watch the eclipse.
- Anyone looking for 100 percent totality, do your research. Nasa.gov is a good resource, with maps of the projected path.
- Plan to travel a couple days in advance. There are 1.5 million more people estimated to be on the road traveling to view the eclipse.
- Mars and Venus will be bright. Look for Orion, Gemini, and the Big Dipper.
- Birds will go quiet.
- Temperatures will drop.
- There are two to five solar eclipses a year.
- A solar eclipse happens in the same place on average every 375 years.
- Eclipse center line will pass through 12 states.
- Totality will cross 29 pairs of towns and cities with the same name.
Credit: USA TODAY
So you want to get photos of the Solar Eclipse? Here are a few Tips & Tricks!
You can safely take a photo of the eclipse with your iPhone or another smartphone.
There's some debate about whether a quick shot of the eclipse could do any harm to your phone's sensor, though NASA concludes it's probably fine.
According to Apple, it's OK to take a photo without a solar filter on the lens, since there's not enough magnification to let in the amount of light that would harm your lens or sensor.
If you want to capture more of a shot, you'll need a telephoto attachment or zoom lens for your camera. The magnification effect will mean you also need a filter to protect your camera's sensor from being burned by the sun.
Make sure to check out the Website for the brand of camera you are using to ensure that you are safely taking photos and will not ruin your camera or injure your eyes.
Well, I hope this has been helpful. I know I was very interested to learn all of these facts. What facts have you learned that I have not shared? I would love to hear what you have learned. Where are you going to be during the Solar Eclipse 2017? How much totality will you be able to see? Please share with me below!
Happy Solar Eclipse Viewing!