editor August 20, 2017

Monday’s solar eclipse is expected to be the most-watched eclipse in history.  Here’s a look at what Californians will be able to observe, and some more facts and figures about Earth, the sun and our solar system. What we will see Californians will see a partial eclipse of about 69 percent.  The sun will rise at 6:38 a.m. Aug. 21, with the effects of the partial solar eclipse visible by the time most people get to work.

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Wilimanton NC REALTOR Discusses the Solar Eclipse

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On the market: Homes for sale in the total solar eclipse path of totality

Let’s just say that a fraction of the 1 million tourists expected to arrive in Oregon for the total solar eclipse like it so much here that they want to stay beyond the Aug. 21 event.

If they’re looking to buy in the path of totality, the swath of land in a total blackout, there are homes for sale, from the coast to the state’s eastern boundary.

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17 clever ways brands are cashing in on the eclipse

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While Americans await the first solar eclipse to hit the continental U.S. since 1979, brands are using the excitement around the phenomenon to their advantage.

The last time the sun put on this kind of show was the 1979 total eclipse, which could be seen in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and North Dakota.

Volvo has designed a custom eclipse viewer for the moonroof of its 2018 XC60 so that its car owners can watch the eclipse anywhere from the comfort of their car.

Starting Aug. 21, at participating Dairy Queen locations in the U.S., diners can buy one Blizzard and get a second one for 99 cents. The deal is in honor of the solar eclipse and lasts through Sept. 3.

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Let’s just say that a fraction of the 1 million tourists expected to arrive in Oregon for the total solar eclipse like it so much here that they want to stay beyond the Aug. 21 event.

If they’re looking to buy in the path of totality, the swath of land in a total blackout, there are homes for sale, from the coast to the state’s eastern boundary.

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Watertown Daily Times | Northwest braces for flood of visitors during solar eclipse

A corridor that runs from the Oregon Coast to the Idaho border is prime real estate for those seeking clear skies to experience the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. This zone of totality—more than 60 miles wide—also is fire country that has been baking through intense summer heat. Wildfires and smoky skies are a serious wild card as Oregon prepares for eclipse watchers.

2017 solar eclipse: Watch parties in the Ogden, Salt Lake City areas Aug. 21

The Great American Eclipse is almost here, and luckily for Northern Utahns, there are plenty of events and watch parties to go to when the moon passes in front of the sun Aug. 21, 2017. Though the Ogden and Salt Lake City areas won’t experience a total solar eclipse, the site will still be pretty spectacular — for example, about 93 percent of the sun will be covered in Ogden. (If you’re curious what the eclipse will look like where you are, type your zip code into this tool designed by Vox.
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With less than a week away from the much anticipated total solar eclipse, some folks are scrambling to find the right protective eye wear after buying defective ones from Amazon. It begins in the West off the coast of OR coast just after 9:00 AM (PDT) and will come to an end off the coast of SC in the Eastern part of the United States at just after 4:00 PM (EDT).

The total eclipse will cross 14 states, from OR to SC, on a viewing path about 70 miles wide. “Watch the shadows of the trees for projections of the eclipse”.

If you miss this one, the next total solar eclipse in the USA will happen on April 8, 2024, which will be visible form Texas to New England. You could check out this interactive eclipse map from NASA to see the solar eclipse 2017. The effect of the total eclipse will create an eeriedarkness in the middle of the day that will last a little over two minutes in some locations along the path.

After the Great American Eclipse, sky watchers in North America will have to be patient before they can out their eclipse glasses to use again. “Don’t get your eyes damaged this eclipse”, Gillihan said.

 

 

 

 

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