In the Chippewa Valley, there will be a partial eclipse, where the movement of the moon blocks most of the sun.
The TV critics and reporters attending the Television Critics Association summer press tour probably didn't. Bookmark this page - we'll be streaming live coverage of the eclipse on the 21st.
Lattis said the partial eclipse won't be as dramatic as the "day into night" total eclipse of the sun, but will be pretty cool to watch. If you want to travel to see the total solar eclipse, the closest path of totality to Wisconsin is just south of St. Louis, Missouri, or southern IL. The traffic jams alone are expected to be epic.
The path of totality will pass over 14 states, starting on the coast of OR, at 10:15 a.m.
Lattis says leave the instruments - and the photography - to the pros, and just enjoy the rare event.
The next two solar eclipses that, for Bladen County, will even come close to the August event in terms of the percentage of the sun blocked will occur in 2024 and 2045, both of which will result in around 75 percent of the sun being hidden. An analogy I like to share is a thin crust pizza analogy. Combined with accurate timestamps, that process would provide strong evidence for the sun's size.
Des Jardins continued with her analogy: "And then, at that scale, the sun would be the size of a beach ball three football fields away. And so it's just an fantastic, awesome coincidence".
Special eye gear greatly reduces the brightness of the eclipse but the image and effect is better than looking at the pinhole image of the sun. But researchers could still use crowdsourced data and measurements during the eclipse to learn more.
Des Jardins' excitement about the eclipse was apparent, as she went to explain why it's an extraordinary event.
Solar eclipse interactive tool shows how much eclipse at your location choice
Next month, during the new moon, everything will line up just right to create a total solar eclipse from coast to coast in the U.S. "It gets dark in the daytime". The sunlight shines on the back side of the moon, so you won't be able to see it from earth. It's the most unbelievable natural phenomenon that happens from the surface of the Earth.
The most recent solar eclipse in North America was in 2008, when the moon cast its shadow over the most northern part of the continent and the Arctic Circle.
Total solar eclipses occur every year or two worldwide.
NASA is collaborating with student teams across the United States to send balloons into the sky in one of the most unique and extensive eclipse observation campaigns ever attempted, which will also help expand the understanding about life beyond Earth. "So it's a completely different message for the folks in the US this time". "If you're planning to travel to the path of totality, we recommend you have a plan - select a destination, map out a route, book lodging and allow plenty of travel time".
"Eclipse Over Clemson" will also feature several speakers, including Clemson University President James Clements, Founding Dean of the College of Science Cynthia Young, renown "eclipse-chaser" Rick Brown, and others.
"We're trying to educate teachers that this is not a one shot event", said Sabrina Edmondson, who used to be a teacher, but now works for NASA."This is something they can take throughout the year and grow on it".
"When it's something that's so timely, and whether you know what it is or not, it's going to happen around you, so having that kind of turnout was really neat", she said. It's happened in the past. Without proper eye protection, you can suffer "eclipse blindness" - a serious injury in which the eye's retina is damaged by solar radiation - within seconds of starring at the sun, according to the American Optometric Association.
Hyde Memorial Observatory at Holmes Park will hold a free public viewing night from sundown to 11 p.m. on August 19, while the student observatory atop the Stadium Drive parking garage will have a public viewing night from 8-11 p.m. on August 20. Pacific daylight time, and leaving American soil via McClellanville, S.C., at 2:49 p.m., Eastern daylight time.
Stay tuned for more reports about new and returning shows, announcements and trends from the 2017 Television Critics Association summer press tour.