On Monday, August 21, 2017, there will be a solar eclipse in North America. Bennett College wants you to be safe during this time. Here is important information from NASA and the American Red Cross.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk. NASA created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event. Here you will find activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and our partners across the nation.
From American Red Cross:
Millions of people are expected to make travel plans to see the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in this country in 99 years, occurring on August 21.
The influx of people traveling into the viewing area from Oregon to South Carolina is expected to cause major traffic problems for days before, during and after the eclipse, as well as creating lodging shortages.
The American Red Cross has partnered with local emergency agencies along the viewing path to ensure we are collectively prepared.
If you take to the roads this weekend, don’t forget to pack an emergency kit and include water, non-perishable food, a flashlight and other essential needs. Click here for our solar eclipse 2017 safety tips, including how to observe a solar eclipse safely.
You can also download the free Red Cross Emergency App to receive instant access to safety tips and weather alerts, as well as the location of any open Red Cross shelters.
VP, Humanitarian Services,
American Red Cross