LAS VEGAS — With only two days left before the eclipse is expected to begin, CBS News has the latest information on what you need for the most anticipated eclipse in decades.
We asked people from across the country about what they want to know when the eclipse hits the United States on Sunday, March 14.
Some said they were curious, while others said they didn’t know what they wanted to know.
“It’s going too soon for me, but I’m interested,” said John DeStefano, a 61-year-old accountant from Phoenix, Arizona.
“I’m a big fan of NASA, so I’m excited.”
But, he added, “it’s a bit too soon to know what to expect.”
Other viewers said they wanted more information, as they’re unsure what to think of the possibility of the sun reaching a peak during the eclipse.
“I think it’s going be a great event.
I’m a little skeptical about the amount of people that have already been able to see the eclipse, but that’s just because I’ve been waiting a long time for it to start,” said James Ochoa, a 65-year old retired firefighter from Dallas, Texas.
“This eclipse is not like any other eclipse I’ve seen in my life.”
The eclipse will begin Sunday night, and will last about two hours.
Its duration could be up to 90 minutes.
As of Sunday night — two days before the beginning of totality — the total eclipse will be visible from coast to coast.
The total eclipse is also expected to peak at dusk and go out around 10 p.m.
It will be the largest total eclipse in U.S. history, eclipsing more than 3 million square miles of land.
The moon will pass directly over the Earth, and the sun will be positioned between the Earth and the moon.
“This is the biggest event since the coronavirus pandemic of the 1980s.
I think the only thing I’m worried about is that we don’t know how big the sun is going to get,” said Mark Schmitt, a 58-year resident of Atlanta, Georgia, who has been watching the eclipse since it started.
“We know that the moon is going through a partial eclipse and that the sun doesn’t get completely out of line.
The only way that it can really get dark is if it gets totally out of sight, so we’ve been watching for a long, long time.”
While the eclipse will only be visible for those in the United Kingdom, it will also affect many people in other countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Venezuela.
People in other parts of the world, such as the United Arab Emirates and the United Republic of Tanzania, will be able to watch the eclipse in their own countries.
But, in the U.K., the eclipse won’t be visible until after sunset on Sunday.
People will be reminded of the importance of planning ahead, and that they should prepare for the eclipse as early as possible.
“What we’ve seen so far is quite a lot of people have been anticipating this event,” said Greg Schmitt of the American Meteorological Society, which tracks eclipses and is the leading organization for eclipse watchers.
“There’s a lot more to be done than just being prepared.
We’re seeing a lot in terms of what people are doing and what they’re avoiding.””
We have a really great deal of information to take with us in terms for what to be cautious about,” Schmitt said.”
We know it’s a long way away, but we’re very prepared and ready for it,” said Mike Johnson of the British Meteorological Service.”
The last time we had an eclipse in the UK was in 1918.
It was a very hot day, and there was a lot going on.
The sun wasn’t completely out and there were a lot people out there.
It really was an amazing experience,” he added.”
For people in the western U.D. and U. S., the total solar eclipse will come as a surprise. “
The eclipse is a very, very big event, and we’re looking forward to the whole experience.”
For people in the western U.D. and U. S., the total solar eclipse will come as a surprise.
They are in the southern hemisphere, and are most likely to be the first people to see it.
The U.N. says the eclipse starts at 1:15 p.p.m., but that time will vary based on where you live.
Some areas of the United Sates may get the eclipse at 8 p.s.m.; others may get it at 1 a.m; and some areas in the southwestern U.A.S., Canada and Australia will see it as late as 4 a. m.