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The Best Places to See the Eclipse

When the total solar eclipse arrives on August 21, 2017, where will you have the best chance to watch the Moon blot out the Sun’s light? For University of Idaho scientist Luigi Boschetti , that spot will be high in the Sawtooth Mountains with a stunning view of an alpine lake. When the eclipse reaches totality, he will be ready with solar glasses , a camera on a tripod, and a spectroradiometer that will measure which wavelengths of light vary the most as the Moon’s shadow passes. Boschetti’s perch near Stanley, Idaho, will put him near the middle of the path of totality , the 70-mile-wide band of shadow that will move across the continental United States. People standing in this path will see the Moon completely cover the disk of the Sun, making it possible to temporarily see with the naked eye the semi-transparent corona . Although total solar eclipses are visible somewhe...

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