See the eclipse at Devil's Tower


Use these apps to enhance your eclipse event on Monday, and, of course, make sure you take the proper safety measures for your eyes.

That hourlong special, which will incorporate his images, is among extensive coverage planned on TV and online of the first solar eclipse to cross the United States in 99 years.

Thomas said there are several eclipses in the future including one in 2024 and another in 2044 but neither will follow the same path as Monday's eclipse making it a unique experience for viewers from coast to coast.

Everybody's finding a way to jump on the total eclipse bandwagon-from national parks setting up viewing points to distilleries rolling out special vodka bottles to cruise lines offering themed voyages (where, unbelievably, you'll find Joe Jonas on board crooning "Total Eclipse of the Heart").

North Bay, however, won't get to enjoy the full eclipse, with this region only able to experience about 70 per cent of the moon covering the sun. How big it is will depend on how long you gazed at the sun, and how badly your retinas are damaged.

The total solar eclipse, one of nature's most enchanting spectacles, is only viewable from specific locations in North America on rare occasions.

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You shouldn't look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars or other optical device, even using your eclipse glasses or viewer. In Helena the moon will obscure just over 93 percent of the sun, darkening the sky over the Capital City. "Out of an abundance of caution, we have proactively reached out to customers and provided refunds for eclipse glasses that may not comply with industry standards", the website stated.

Free, 1:30 p.m., MIT Kresge Oval, 77 Mass. Other drivers may be attempting to watch the eclipse and drive at the same time.

"You will see a considerable drop in the temperature as more and more of the sun is covered", said Wooten.

Students must wear the protective glasses. Schools will remain open on Monday, although absences will be excused if parents choose the keep their children home. The eclipse will start just before 2 p.m. on August 21 and will reach a maximum dimness at about 2:45 before finishing at 4 p.m.

Safety First. Here's what you need to know about how to safely view the eclipse in all of its stages. The kids won't be allowed to go outside before putting on their eclipse glasses, Heatwole says.

St. Peter Catholic School in Covington, Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic School and Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic schools in Mandeville will close at 11 a.m., she said. The eclipse will also be live streamed from the lecture hall.