We're celebrating total solar eclipse with these fun gifts. Yay darkness!

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This is the first such eclipse to travel the width of the U.S.in 99 years, and not until 2024 will another total solar eclipse cross the US from coast to coast.

NASA has provided an interactive map with the path of totality overlaid on it, so you can plan your eclipse trip.

You might already know that if you want to view the solar eclipse in person, it's vital that you purchase special solar eclipse glasses that will protect your eyes from the sun's harmful rays.

The next time a total eclipse will seen in the Continental United States (but not GA, SC, or NC) will be April 8 2024. Special glasses - or indirect techniques to view the sun - are needed to look at the sun safely during a partial eclipse. With a multitude of events planned across the area everyone can enjoy the "Great American Eclipse" fever. Never look at the sun through the pinhole. Combine that with the fact that water covers 71 percent of the earth's surface, and most eclipses occur partially or entirely over the ocean.

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It will also be dark enough to see some stars or even a bright planet. The glasses I'm wearing don't hardly block it at all.

Laurens District 55: Dismissal will be delayed so students can watch the eclipse.

During an eclipse, the moon passes in front of the sun, with the alignment and size matching-while the Sun is about 400 times larger than the moon, it is also about 400 times farther away, meaning they appear the same size during an eclipse. With highs expected in the low 80s and less humidity if the rain holds, viewers in the area will be offered near flawless conditions for the once-in-a-lifetime event in Sedalia in the path of totality.

NASA suggests purchasing "approved" glasses online.

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Every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the total solar eclipses have gone by. Because, like so many other naturally occurring phenomena, they won't last forever. "Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones are not safe for looking at the sun".

The umbra (dark inner shadow) of the moon will be traveling from west to east from nearly 3,000 miles per hour (in western Oregon) to 1,500 miles per hour in SC.

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