You Too can enjoy the Eclipse

Blindness doesn’t have to stop you from experiencing the up and coming eclipse

Hello everyone,

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to a spectacular event, the eclipse of the sun. The eclipse’s path will stretch from Oregon to South Carolina. The first landmass to experience the eclipse will be a beach in Oregon, at a rocky spot of ground just north of Newport that sticks its nose out into the Pacific. The shadow first will touch land at 10:15:50 local time or 12:15:50 Central time.

If you are lucky enough to be in the path of The actual centerline of the eclipse, you will be plunged in darkness for 1 minute 58 seconds!

Only 1 hour 33 minutes 17 seconds later, the event will be over and the last piece of American land to have experienced the eclipse will be a long, isolated beach on a barrier island at the tip of a Wildlife Preserve – Cape Romain, just east of McClellanville South Carolina.

Thanks to the folks at NASA’s Heliophysics Education Consortium, blind, visually impaired people and others who are unable to see the eclipse with their own eyes, will be able to experience it through the Eclipse Soundscapes app.

For more information, listen to: Feel, Hear and Interact! The Eclipse Soundscapes Project App Overview and Demonstration podcast from our friends at Blind Abilities.

You can then go to the Eclipse SoundScapes page to get more information on the project. Get the Eclipse Soundscapes app, which will include a narration of the eclipse’s progression, and enjoy the show.

Updated: August 17, 2017 — 9:42 am
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