The next total eclipse of the sun in Louisville

Elias Hubbard
August 13, 2017

Even if you're outside the main path, you can still get the treat of a partial eclipse. "Eclipse glasses" are available online or by welding goggles with shade number 12 or 14 filters. Find a tree near you and glance down at the ground toward the shadow that is cast by the tree. The 60- to 70-mile-wide band of totality will block the sun's light for several minutes as it travels eastward across a swath from OR to SC. You put a pinhole in it and you see the shadow of the moon eating into the sun. The eclipse will turn day into night along a 140-mile wide path. "The sun was totally blocked out and you could see the aurora around the sun", Smith said that moment it went dark "you could see the peace and quiet in god's creation". Venus, Mars, and Jupiter will also make an appearance, according to Space, with Mars and Mercury appearing closest to the sun. Particles called neutrinos pass through the solid body of the moon during the eclipse and a second later reach Earth and pass through it, too. I'm hearing there are glasses being sold that are not adequate protection, so be sure you buy some that meet the worldwide standard ISO 12312-2. Some devotees spend virtually all those precious minutes searching!

A mother, who has a misguided view of how nature works, asked if it was possible to reschedule the total solar eclipse because the date wasn't practical for her. I can't, for the life of me, imagine how this compares to the main event.

The next solar total eclipse in Louisville will be on October 17, 2153. that's 136 years away. However, I've noticed that a few chartered aircraft companies, along with Alaska Airlines, are offering solar eclipse flights that will take you above the clouds for near ideal viewing.

"On the first day of the month of May, on the day of the Saint Prophet Jeremiah, on Wednesday, during the evening service, there was a sign in the Sun". As the moon blocks more and more of the sun's light, your pupils naturally become larger, letting in more electromagnetic spectrum energy and increasing the chances for an eye injury, especially in areas with higher sun blockage. "It was awful to see this sign of the Lord".

Solar eclipse over the Grand Canyon.

So, on August 21, make sure you have your eclipse viewer handy (which you can buy or make - sunglasses won't be enough to protect your eyes!) And, keep an eye on the weather.

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