Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic.
Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, without the proper eye wear can cause "serious eye injury, perhaps even blindness", the website states.
The path of totality - where day briefly becomes night - will pass over OR, continuing through the heartland all the way to Charleston, South Carolina. Even, a few seconds of staring at a partial eclipse without it can damage your retina.
There will be a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Schmaltz is concerned that many folks will buy "special" eclipse glasses, or try to use ordinary sunglasses, to protect their eyes.
The eclipse comes as the US power grid undergoes a transformation that will bring increasing amounts of flexible resources needed to complement growing supplies of solar and wind energy. Dead center is where sky gazers get the full treatment.
Total Solar Eclipse just before totality.
In the USA, which will have another full eclipse in 2024, gas will continue to provide a backstop to solar until battery storage becomes cheaper and more widespread. Clouds could always spoil the view, so eclipse watchers need to be ready to split for somewhere with clear skies, if necessary.
The path of totality covers 14 states from OR to SC.
Over the next hour and a half, it will cross through Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and SC. It will also pass over tiny slivers of Montana and Iowa.
Power prices in Germany's wholesale market surged then dipped for a short time as the first eclipse of the emerging solar age passed, briefly switching off thousands of panels that on the brightest days provide 40 percent of Germany's power.
This will be the first total solar eclipse in 99 years to cross the USA coast-to-coast, and the first to pass through any part of the lower 48 states in 38 years. Before that, in 1970, a total solar eclipse skirted the Atlantic coastline from Florida to Virginia.
This will be the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979, and is 99 years since a total solar eclipse was visible from coast to coast.
Although not in the zone of totality, Capitol Reef should experience approximately 82 percent obstruction during the solar eclipse beginning at 10:14 a.m.to 1:01 p.m. It's pretty much the same in 2020.
Demand for gas is forecast to stop growing in the U.S.by 2040 as new technologies such as battery storage ramp up to provide backup for wind and solar, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The line of totality will cross from Texas, up through the Midwest, nearly directly over Indianapolis, Cleveland and Buffalo, New York, up over New England and out over ME and New Brunswick, Canada.