Poll: Which song best describes your Great American Eclipse experience?
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" is a song that nearly everyone connected with during the Great American Eclipse on Monday. But we'll leave the question to you: If you could pick one song to sum up your eclipse experience, which would you choose?
LIVE: Solar eclipse cams
SAN ANTONIO – You can watch the Great American Eclipse starting Monday morning with our live solar eclipse camera feeds. This live stream will give you a look at various cameras from locations across the United States as the total eclipse moves from west to east. Other Eclipse Cams:WATCH: KSAT Eclipse Garden CamKSAT Eclipse Garden CamWATCH: NASA Eclipse CoverageWATCH: Roaming Eclipse Cam 1Here's an interactive map that breaks down the times and locations along the so-called path of totality, where a total solar eclipse can be seen. Texas is not in the path of totality, but most locations will be able to view a partial eclipse. The forecast for San Antonio during the eclipse calls for partly cloudy skies with temperatures around 90 degrees.
Which otherwise-obscured planet will be visible during eclipse?
For those who will be witnessing totality during the Great American Eclipse on Monday, you’re in for a real treat: not only will you see the sun completely blocked by the new moon -- so long as it’s not cloudy -- but it will get eerily dark. Birds may become confused or stop flying. And if you know where to look, you may even be able to spot a hidden planet.
Eclipse day: What's worst-case scenario, weather-wise?
(GMG) – Could the total solar eclipse set for Monday be rained out? You’ll see totality or the partial solar eclipse, depending on where you are, without any problem. But if it’s cloudy and you’ve traveled for the total solar eclipse, prepare for disappointment. “Basically, to be able to see the sun eclipsed by the moon, it has to be clear out,” Gross said. Last week, we showed you several maps predicting the states that would see clear skies during Monday’s solar eclipse.
'Eclipseville USA' to feature incredible view of totality and ... aliens?
That’s when he saw them: either little green men, or little gray men, depending on who you ask. But it was the "little men" that really disturbed the pair. "(The little men) were three foot tall with pointed ears and oval eyes," said Elmer Sutton, the son of Lucky Sutton, to WSMV-TV. When the incident took place, in 1955, Elmer Sutton and his sister weren’t born yet. And an annual Kelly Little Green Men Days Festival is held, and some people are even known to attend in alien costumes.
Southwest Research scientists to 'chase the moon's shadow' in planes
"We are flying a couple of NASA's WB-57 high altitude research jets,” Dr. Amir Caspi, with the Southwest Research Institute, said. Traveling at 450 mph, scientists from the San Antonio-based SwRI will be chasing the moon’s shadow. With two planes, it will allow for around seven and half minutes underneath the total solar eclipse. "A total eclipse provides a unique opportunity to study the solar corona,” said Caspi. It’s millions of degrees hotter than the solar surface,” Caspi said.
Quiz: Tell us about yourself and we'll plan your Great American Eclipse
Tell us about yourself and we'll help determine your plans for Aug. 21, when the Great American Eclipse goes from coast to coast for the first time since 1918. Here's that flight contest we mentioned, just in case your results landed on "thrill-seeker" and we piqued your interest. Who knows, maybe the airline will offer something similar for the next total solar eclipse in the continental U.S., projected for 2024.
Bonnie Tyler to perform hit 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' DURING THE ECLIPSE
SAN ANTONIO – From the “This is just TOO perfect” files…Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler, known for her 1983 smash “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” will once again belt her No. 1 hit song — but this time will be different: She’s going to sing during Monday’s rare total solar eclipse. You might be entitled to $300The last time the Earth witnessed a total solar eclipse was in 1979, four years before Tyler’s song won a Grammy and became an insta-classic karaoke staple. In the lead-up to Monday’s astronomical phenomenon, the song has gained new life online, recently surpassing the 300 million-view mark on YouTube. You can learn more about Monday’s eclipse on KSAT's special section — including the best places to see it — HERE.
What the world was like last time there was a total solar eclipse in the U.S.
Well, this was the last time America experienced a total solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse, or the phenomena of the moon's orbit aligning perfectly with the Earth and sun creating a "hole in the sky," is very rare to see from land. This total solar eclipse will have points of totality, or places where the sun will appear completely blocked by the moon, all across the country. The 1979 eclipse only had points of totality in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. Here's an example of a few more ways the world has changed since the last solar eclipse:
Is it safe? Do I really need those glasses? Your eclipse questions, answered
(GMG) – Those pesky eclipse glasses: Should you wear them? --The 411 on the viewing glassesIt’s like we just said: If you’re going to be watching the eclipse directly, you’ll need eclipse glasses, at least, for most of the event. NASA’s partner, the American Astronomical Society, has verified five manufacturers that are making eclipse glasses and hand-held solar viewers that meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard. Here’s the deal: It’s not ever safe to look directly at the sun’s rays, even if the sun is partly obscured. -- Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the sun.
Not hyped yet for Aug. 21 eclipse? You're about to be
(GMG) – As you’re probably aware by now, on Aug. 21, the country will experience a total solar eclipse -- and this one has even been named the Great American Eclipse. Inside KSAT.com: Do your plans Aug. 21 involve heading out for the eclipse? Without giving away too much, we wanted to brief you on why the upcoming eclipse is so rare and special, and why you should care. Send this to your skeptical friend and we can nearly guarantee his or her curiosity will be piqued. And for those of you in the path of totality -- just know the world is watching.
Red ribbons or safety pins? Examining eclipse ‘warnings’ for pregnant women
Here’s what they gathered:Pregnant women “should” …--Wear red and some kind of metal in order to protect the baby. Use a safety pin to fasten the ribbon to your shirt, and then you’ve included the correct color and an appropriate metal into your attire. So for protection, the mother is warned to carry something metallic, such as a safety pin, and wear it close to her unborn child. This kind of goes against the whole safety pin, keys or scissors thing, doesn’t it? As superstition will tell you, many women will deliver their babies on the day of an eclipse, due to the changes in atmosphere.
Say what? Old eclipse myths, legends will make you grateful for science
But others viewed an eclipse as part of the natural order that deserved respect, or at least reflection and reconciliation. In fact, the Chinese word for an eclipse, chih or shih, means to eat. -- The Koreans (time period unclear; likely 3rd or 4th century):Korean eclipse mythology involves fire dogs that try to steal the sun or the moon, Nat Geo said. The Koreans weren’t the only ones who used tales of theft or deception to explain the sun’s disappearance during an eclipse. Quite literally, an eclipse was seen by some as the sun abandoning the earth.