Here are the questions and answers from Eclipse
August 21, 2017, we will have the first total solar eclipse to hit the continental United States for almost 40 years. To help you prepare for the eclipse, I associated Xavier Jubier and Germine LLC to create an easy-to-use and completely free-of-charge that will tell you everything you need to know about the eclipse, including eclipse details (including exact times) for any place and sample Information and videos on eclipses in general. Simply download the free application by searching for “Big Science Kid Totality” (click to see a preview of video and links to app stores). And for a brief summary, read the Q & A below.
Q: Why do not I want to lose the eclipse?
A: Imagine the day suddenly becomes the night, although the sun is still high in the sky. For most of human history, such an event – a total solar eclipse – would certainly have been fear.
Today, however, we can predict the exact times and locations of centuries of complete solar eclipses in advance, which means there is more fear, just an impressive spectacle of nature.
For more information, see the video here, you can also find it in the Big Science Kid Totality application by pressing main menu (top left) -> Learning -> Eclipse 2017.
Q: Where can I see it?
A: All continental United States (in fact, all of North America and parts of South America) will see a partial solar eclipse on August 21, which is certainly worth witnessing. But it’s even cooler (by far!) To see the whole, because a day literally become night, the bright planets and stars visible in the sky.
To see the complete, you must be on the narrow path, side by side, which is shown in the following map of the whole by applying Big Science Kid. Use the application to find out what will be seen in your current location, or to plan a trip in the path of the whole.
The main application card. Use the triangle next to the date at the top to select maps for future eclipses.
Q: At what time will the August 21 eclipse appear?
A: It depends on where you are, then use the whole Big Child Application Science for exact hours as shown in the application screen example below.
Select a location to view the eclipse information. You can choose my location to use your current GPS location or the nearest Totality to find the closest location, which is on the axis of the entire path. Enter details for more information or instructions to open the map software to drive your selected location
A: Just as you do not look directly at the sun during the normal day, you should not look directly at the sun on the eclipse day either. However, there are many ways to observe the eclipse safely.
The simplest is the projection of the pin hole, in which you are planning a simple image of the sun through a hole in a cardboard sheet or rigid paper; You can find instructions and other options in the application by pressing the main menu (top left) -> Learning -> Insurance viewer.
But it is much more fun to be able to look at the sun, which is possible if you use special eclipse glasses, such as those used by the children in the photo below of the great astronomers organization without borders.