Nebraka's lovely at this time of year anyway.
This is also the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in 99 years.
If your child's school is closing, I hope the letter encourages parents to watch it with their kids and explains how to do it safely.
The day of the eclipse - Monday, Aug. 21 - will start early with the park opening at 5 a.m. and visitors recommended to select a viewing spot by 11 a.m. Food trucks will be on site. As I've told others, it's these - not sunglasses. I remembered how fun it was to have her in the auto with me, just talking about ordinary things.
Making its way from OR to SC the total eclipse is estimated to last 90 minutes.
Moon covering the Sun in an annular eclipse.
"And the effect will depend heavily on local weather".
This would be an appropriate moment for an Irish benediction about the road rising up to meet you and having the wind at your back, but like other Irishmen around town, I'll just keep my fingers crossed that the fest finds a way to go on.More news: Wall Street swings lower on North Korea fears
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The death of Christ was said to have been followed by a period of darkness during the day, which some historians believe may have been an eclipse that took place in 29 CE.
The path of totality is only about 75 miles wide.
The need for Solar Eclipse glasses that protect the eyes of the millions who will be witnessing history on August 21 has created business opportunities. Right as a total phase of the eclipse begins, that's when the real peak visual experience, which is called the diamond ring - the diamond ring is the last itty bit of sun that still is visible. On top of that, SC will see totality the latest in the day - after 2:30 p.m. Aurora branch manager John Harris told me August 5 they had passed out more than 200 sets, reserving a few dozen for patrons who drop in on the day of the eclipse.
We're less than two weeks away from one of the most anticipated events of the summer: The Great American Eclipse of 2017. In fact, the viewing party at the Hudson Library and Historical Society is full, according to its website. The deepest part of the eclipse will be at 2:25 p.m. when just shy of 90 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon (see below). The sun is so bright this means the eclipse won't be noticeable unless you are watching for it.
For those who can't attend the programs, but would still like to view the eclipse, special glasses may be purchased at the Nature Realm gift shop.
My plan is to go out with some friends for a long lunch at a restaurant with an outdoor patio. "But I think that will be a challenge the morning of the eclipse because other people will have the same idea, and I think it will be worse coming from north because people will be trying to get out of Portland". In fact, it might be a good idea to make reservations in advance!
The New York Times, the UK's Telegraph, USA Today, Fodor's Travel, Today.com, Forbes, The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, Buzzfeed, Newsweek, the Washington Post, Orbitz, Expedia and more have named Columbia, S.C., as one of the best places to watch the eclipse because of its lengthy duration of "totality".
"Even very dark ones are not safe for looking directly at the sun; they transmit many thousands of times too much sunlight", AAS says.