#Eclipse2017: Everything you need to know

LAS VEGAS - On Monday, Aug. 21, at 10:21 a.m. North America was treated to an eclipse of the sun. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, completely blotting out the sunlight. The 2017 eclipse was the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States since 1979.  Find out everything you need to know in this section.

 

Five things to know about the Great American Eclipse of 2017

There are several kinds of solar eclipses, all of which occur when the moon passes between Earth and the sun. Unlike partial eclipses of the sun, which are fairly common, a total eclipse involves a series of coincidences.


Understanding the solar eclipse and why it occurs

The 2017 eclipse is very popular, and everyone's excited about it, but what's an eclipse?
 

Where to see the solar eclipse

On the day the sun will disappear behind the moon, sky watchers in the eclipse's path of totality across 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina will witness a total solar eclipse.  However, it will be more of a partial eclipse for the Las Vegas valley. The city is south of the direct path, so the sun will be covered in a shadow by about 72 percent. Here's a list of places those leaving Las Vegas can go to view the awesome sight. 

 

8 On Your Side: How to avoid solar eclipse glasses scams

A fair warning to watchers of the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21: Don't look directly into the sun without protective glasses. Solar eclipse watchers are also urged to be careful of where they buy their viewing glasses.  According to Consumer Advocate Michelle Mortensen, not all of the retailers are selling the real thing.
 

Eclipse: Predicting totality

Science has evolved a lot over the past several thousand years to where NASA has a website listing the exact dates, times, and location for eclipses thousands of years into the future.

 

Tedd Florendo breaks down solar eclipse's path of totality

In less than a week, people across the country will look at the sky with protective glasses to witness the total solar eclipse.  Meteorologist Tedd Florendo has more on who will get the best view during the very rare appearance.
 

Expert explains viewing the eclipse through a telescope

Fascination with gazing into space started at a very early age for Greg McKay, and so it's no surprise he is over the moon anticipating the celestial event of a century.

 

Tyson's solar eclipse tip: Don't video it, experience it

Prominent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a suggestion for anyone with a view of next week's solar eclipse: Put down your smartphone and take in the phenomenon yourself.

 

Nate Tannenbaum's Facebook Live interview at the Planetarium 

Andrew Kerr, the manager of the Planetarium at CSN North Las Vegas campus, talks with Nate Tannenbaum. He describes it as a dragon taking a bite out of the sun! He answers lots or your questions.

 

Krispy Kreme marks eclipse with chocolate glazed doughnuts

Krispy Kreme is going dark ahead of the solar eclipse set to cast a shadow across part of the U.S. this month.

 

How to make a viewing box for the solar eclipse

It's hard to find protective eye glasses to view Monday's eclipse, so Tedd Florendo shows you how to make an eclipse viewer from simple material you can find right in your house!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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