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Long-range forecasts don't go all the way to August 21 but the historical average is 21C with a 47 per cent chance of precipitation meaning clouds could obscure the partial eclipse. But make sure any filters are placed in front of the camera lens.

Other than that, the telescope will able to capture thermal images of Mercury, which will able to show the planet's temperature system, as for how it varies from one part to another.

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What's more, the company's Nashville store falls within the path of totality and will host a viewing party. But the most ideal eclipse will be visible in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where the Sun, Moon and Earth will be in greatest alignment. People in a narrow path from OR to SC will see a spectacular total eclipse, with the moon briefly covering the sun, and day turning into night.

"When the moon passes through the faint shadow of the earth, penumbral eclipse takes place", Suresh Chopane, president of sky watch group from Chandrapur said.

According to NASA, Specifically eclipse glasses are made for looking up the sun. "If you stare directly at the sun, or at an eclipse it can cause permenant damage to the eye." said Dr. Omar Punjabi, with Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates.

Myrtle Beach: Optic Gallery Family Eye Care is selling glasses for $1 each. Exclusively the Langenheims' work survives, showing a mirrored eclipse on the uncorrected daguerreotypes. Finally, Scott Stobbelaar will discuss the stages of an eclipse, how a total eclipse is different from a partial one, and what people can expect to see in Marquette.

The AOA says anyone looking at the partially-eclipsed sun will require special-purpose solar filters or other ISO-certified filters, such as glasses or hand-held viewer. They even have maps for each state so you can easily see which counties will have the best viewing experience. Stefan Hughes, author of Catchers of the Light on the history of astrophotography, writes on his blog that Majocchi's daguerreotypes only caught the before and after of the totality (or total obscuring of the sun), with the ultimate eclipse just a big blank.

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