Information on watching Monday's solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse Event Guide

Solar Eclipse Event Guide

The solar eclipse will take place on August 21 and fall across a number of American states.

Dr. Bob Powell, professor of physics and director of the UWG Observatory, is leading the group to the path of totality and centerline with lecturer Ben Team. You will also be able to check out the First Alert Storm Tracker. But only a 70-mile-wide streak of the country will see the eclipse in its totality; others will see only a partial eclipse. The station will be live beginning at 4:30 am (local time) and on-air for at least eight hours.

"It is unsafe to look at the sun without proper equipment", Jenkins emphasized.

Powell, who has witnessed two partial solar eclipses in the early '70s and an annular eclipse in 1984, retires in early 2018 with more than 50 years of service to UWG.

What is a solar eclipse?

Everyone seems to have solar eclipse fever, with many people planning vacations and where they want to be when the sky goes dark on August 21.

NASA has partnered with students across the nation to collect data and live-stream footage of the eclipse. The extent of the clouds and storms increase as the heat of the day builds, so portions of the Carolinas, Georgia and Tennessee could have considerable cloudiness and even thunderstorms as the eclipse moves through in the 1 to 2 p.m. hour.

"The broadcast of the eclipse is nearly two hours", he added.

The eclipse gets underway the moment the moon starts taking a tiny "bite" out of the sun. In modern times, a total eclipse was one of the first proofs of Einstein's general theory of relativity.

Don't worry - we've got your peepers covered, quite literally.

Although we won't experience a total eclipse here in Tucson, what we will see is still pretty rare.

We have a limited supply of solar eclipse glasses, so arrive early to ensure you receive a pair. In fact, if you use a filter during totality, you'll see nothing at all.

Your bag is packed, you've got your camera and eclipse glasses, your hotel room that you booked past year is waiting for you - but the forecast is calling for persistent rain.

An eclipse is not a singular event. If you buy a bogus brand online that isn't certified, you may as well pour boiling oil in your eyeballs right now. If you can see it on the product, they're good to go. With millions of eclipse chasers from all over the world expected to be in the path of totality, be prepared for heavy traffic. Whether you have a high-end DLSR or a camera phone, you can take great photos during the eclipse.

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