RT America: Solar eclipse 'challenges' California electricity grid

RT America: Solar eclipse 'challenges' California electricity grid

RT America: Solar eclipse 'challenges' California electricity grid

Turn your headlights on - do not rely on your automatic headlights when the eclipse blocks out the sun.

My eyesight is great, in a large part because I didn't look up at the Sun during the total eclipse of the Sun that took place on July 20, 1963. In the Northwest, we can only see the total eclipse in parts of OR and Idaho.

If you can't witness the total solar eclipse in person, you can still see it online or via TV.

Hotels, RV parks, national, state and private campgrounds were booked months ago. "Solar eclipses happen when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, creating an obstruction between us and the sun", Kafle says.

How to Watch: You have a couple of options.

- Marietta College is hosting a public viewing from 1 to 4 p.m.in the area between the Rickey Science Center, Fayerweather Hall and the Brown Petroleum Engineering Building.

Glasses are hard to come by right now.

Our news team made our own eclipse viewing box using foil, tape, paper and a cereal box.

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In Orange County, a 70 percent eclipse of the sun will occur. Because the eclipse develops at the time of day when it normally is brightest, the gradual darkness will be obvious. It's part of an event viewing celebration.

California will experience the biggest impact from the eclipse.

Attendees may find free parking in the Kaplan Hall garage accessed at 73 First St., (GPS) Newburgh and Orange Hall lot at the corner of Wawayanda & Grandview Avenues (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue) Middletown.

People can tour the observatory just west of Flagstaff and learn more about the solar eclipse.

Years ago, during the days of dial-up modems and 40-megabyte hard drives, I used the newly accessible internet to search for upcoming eclipses and discovered this one.

- NASA will offer hours of coverage online and on NASA Television beginning at noon.

How to host an Eclipse Party 1.

"We're pretty much everywhere", she said.

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"You will be able to see at least a partial eclipse as long as the weather is clear". Check out Pinterest for tons of sun and moon-themed ideas.

According to NASA, the total eclipse will be visible along a path about 90 miles wide across the country.

In Curry County, the eclipse will begin at 9:02 a.m. and end at 11:35 a.m.

The first city to enter the totality will be Lincoln Beach, Oregon, at 10:16 a.m. A partial eclipse will be visible throughout the United States.

It is awesome that the moon orbits the Earth at the precise distance that would make it seem to be as large as the Sun. The uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun can cause significant damage to the eye leading to blindness though.

They're not only excited about viewing it, but also working with NASA to help with preparations for the event on Monday.

"You have this wonderful view that you can't get any other way than being in space", Pettit said. Make sure you have a full tank of gas, first aid kit, water and any necessary medication in case you get stuck in traffic. The filter can also be put in front of a camera, helping to capture the spectacular event. Again, check with your local store. Almost 200 million people live within a day's drive of the path and travel experts, including the Federal Highway Administration, expect an increase in traffic in places where the path will be easily accessible.

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