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How will the total solar eclipse affect your animals?

How will the total solar eclipse affect your animals?

In fact, you will only see a partial eclipse in most of the United States. "The shadow of the moon will still darken the sky", said Dave Jones, founder and CEO of StormCenter Communications, whose group is helping states in the path of the eclipse prepare for the event. Doctors say you should never, ever, ever, look at the sun - not even for a second - without the proper NASA-approved, ISO-certified glasses. If you'd like to drive the shortest amount of time from Downtown Orlando to see the longest amount of totality, shoot up I-95 to the Santee National Wildlife Refuge in SC, a mere 5-hour and 36-minute road trip. If you'll be in the Eastern time zone, subtract 16 hours to convert Universal Time to your local afternoon time.

Here in South Florida, we won't get a total eclipse, but we will get a pretty good partial eclipse - about 80 percent of the sun's surface will be blocked by the moon.

Eclipses, especially total eclipses, are rare because the moon is about 400 times smaller than the sun, but the sun is about 400 times further from the Earth than the moon is. Price: Eclipse activities are free with museum admission ($15, $13 for children ages 2-12).

The 2017 solar eclipse is just days away now, and people are scrambling to get protective shades so they can safely view the spectacle.

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"When you get close enough to partial (eclipse), you actually begin to lose your blink instinct".

The eclipse gets underway the moment the moon starts taking a tiny "bite" out of the sun.

Parrish Art Museum: 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill; 1 p.m. -4 p.m.Participants can assemble on the museum lawn to view the celestial event, with astronomers available for questions and operating a telescope set to allow for safe solar eclipse viewing. The moon in front of the sun looks like a dark disk on top of a larger sun-coloured disk. There's no other sight like this in the world, or in the entire solar system. In fact, if you use a filter during totality, you'll see nothing at all. You have to go way back to before our country was founded to find an eclipse that was exclusive to what is now known as America.

An eclipse is not a singular event.

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As Business Insider previously reported, the best places in the USA to see the eclipse will be near Salem, Oregon; Nashville, Tennessee; Kansas City, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina. Whether you have a high-end DLSR or a camera phone, you can take great photos during the eclipse.