If you'd like to see the total eclipse, you'll need to travel 37 miles southwest.
"The last solar eclipse in Alabama that was as visible as this one is supposed to be was in 1918, and the next one will not be until 2045", he said.
Around 88 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon near the Canadian border.
Locally, the eclipse will begin at 11:30am, peak with max coverage at 12:57pm, and then conclude at 2:26pm.
During a well attended informational session at the Village Library of Wrightstown, Dwight Dulsky, co-president and outreach coordinator for the BucksMont Astronomical Association spoke enthusiastically about the August 21 event and ways to prepare for and view the celestial show.
Our eyes are too sensitive and fragile for us to stare at the sun safely - eclipse or not. Looking at the eclipse directly is only safe for the short time that the sun is completely blocked. In fact, the path of totality, which is the path where the total solar eclipse will be visible, will be going through southern Ontario. Come join us at the library on Monday, Aug. 21 for our Solar Eclipse Block Party from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m.
If the skies do not cooperate for us here in Kokomo, try a livestream of the eclipse from https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive for example. Bacon will discuss the history and science of solar eclipses, eclipse safety and specific techniques for photographing the eclipse.
But for most US residents, this eclipse will be seen as a partial eclipse - Northeast Wisconsin included. And be careful of phony eclipse glasses that are flooding the market.
"The main message here is you don't ever, ever, ever want to look directly at the sun without these glasses at any time during the eclipse, even when the sun is nearly covered up", says Amy Twito with the Seattle Public Library. Many places sell them. The company started planning for this eclipse about two years ago and hired around 60 additional workers.
He explains that real solar viewers are thousands of times darker than regular sunglasses. They also allow viewers to look at the sun for an unlimited amount of time. That's what Chou did when he was a kid, when he made a pinhole viewer to project an image of the eclipse onto a flat surface.