An eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and earth, and the moon (partially in this case) blocks the sun, as seen from earth.
The only period it will be safe to watch the eclipse in Columbia without eyewear is the approximately 2 minutes and 30 seconds when the moon totally blacks out the sun.
We are one month and one day away from the total solar eclipse on August 21st. A Japanese weather satellite known as Himawari-8 captured it all. The community is invited to attend UT's Solar Sun Day to prepare for viewing the total eclipse. A ghostlike aura is the spot where the sun reflects off the water at the same angle the satellite is facing. Those areas are in the path of totality, meaning you'll get to see the longest and darkest views from there.
The path of the total solar eclipse will begin in OR at 10:16 a.m. and end in SC about 2:48 p.m.
Watching from a computer screen is great, and NASA will stream live footage from a number of sites on its website.
Does your house, work, or school fall in the path of the total eclipse?
The rare site, which will see 24.6 percent of the moon eclipsed, will begin at 7.50pm.