"The path of totality, the path where this moon blocks the sun's light, the main body of the sun, comes in through OR, comes across the United States and exits out of SC", said Nicholeen Viall, a NASA astrophysicist.
We last had a total solar eclipse in the U.S.in 1979, but this is the first coast to coast eclipse since 1918. These specially designed glasses block out 99.9% of the Sun's light allowing a safe amount through.
Another reason solar eclipses are rare is the fact that the orbit of the moon around the Earth and the orbit of the Earth around the Sun are not completely level with each other.
"We really hope that people engage and get excited about it", Jump said. "If you're inside the stadium, surrounded by the fans and seeing the game yourself, that's a total phase". The next solar eclipse will take place April 8, 2024, which will track northeast from Texas to ME and cross the path of the 2017 eclipse near Carbondale, Illinois.
There's no safe amount of time to look at the sun during a solar eclipse without proper eye protection, Sassani said. You can do permanent damage to your eyes in just seconds.
In New Jersey, though, people will experience a partial eclipse, around 75 percent. The back of the stamp pane provides a map of the August 21 eclipse path and times it may appear in some locations. "And you don't want to get stuck".
It's also important that the lenses are not scratched or damaged.
"That basically creates a shadow behind the binoculars". In this method you are not looking at the Sun directly but rather projecting an image of it on the ground.
Here in Tennessee, 35 counties are set to experience the eclipse in its totality, and for many of those counties, businesses are preparing for a massive influx of visitors.
The solar eclipse is headed our way on Monday, Aug. 21. The total eclipse will be visible along a path that will stretch all the way to SC. A partial eclipse will be visible in most of North America and parts of northern South America.
Solar eclipse sunglasses run $2.49 and the binocular version runs $7.99.