By the time the natural phenomenon sweeps across the state again, she'd be 108, she said, making Monday's spectacle truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
When the total solar eclipse hits the continental USA on Monday, you'll want to be prepared.
During Monday's event in London, the moon will start moving in front of the sun at 1:06 p.m., with maximum eclipse at 2:30 p.m. There's also some additional information on events related to the solar eclipse that are happening in the Colorado Springs area that day.
Keep in mind that homemade filters and regular sunglasses - even those with very dark lenses - are not safe for looking at the sun.
It is important the glasses you use to protect your eyes are ISO certified. After fake glasses were discovered on the online market, NASA and the American Astronomical Society have endorsed brands with sufficient protection and urge viewers to buy from those vendors directly. Protective glasses are necessary in order to prevent eye damage and possible blinding. If you happen to be within the wider shadow, called the penumbra, you see only a partial eclipse.
"It's absolutely crucial that no one look at an eclipse without purpose-made filters", said Jan Cami, director of the Cronyn Observatory and a Professor of Astronomy at the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Winston-Salem falls just outside the band of the full eclipse.
CISO's preparation includes studying how German utilities dealt with a 2015 eclipse in that country. The shadows will show the sun's crescent shape as it passes through partial phases of the eclipse. During a solar eclipse, the brightness is masked so it doesn't hurt to look.
Attendees may find free parking in the Kaplan Hall garage accessed at 73 First St., (GPS) Newburgh and Orange Hall lot at the corner of Wawayanda & Grandview Avenues (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue) Middletown. "Even though Winston-Salem isn't in the so-called "path of totality"...it will still be an unbelievable phenomenon". That orbit means the moon is closer to the earth at some times than others.
While solar eclipses in themselves are not uncommon, Duluth National Weather Service Meteorologist-in-Charge Mike Stewart said it is rare that the total eclipse of the sun would be traveling a path right across the United States. The closest participating venue is 286 North Carolina Highway 801 N in Bermuda Run.
Rooftop viewing parties, kayak trips, baseball games and even weddings are being held nationwide to mark the celestial event.
We have put together a list of five apps - available both on Android and iOS - that will help you plan for and view the solar eclipse.
The total eclipse reaches the western coastline of OR at 10:16 am Pacific time (1716 GMT), then forges a diagonal path, exiting over SC in the afternoon. And guess what, it will turn out to be an essential toolkit to watch the eclipse.
"They make fun of me, but you know what, I've been listening to the news and tons of people are taking the day off to watch", she said with a laugh.