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eclipse be visible in north america. >> the long wait ends this afternoon we're minutes away from a spectacular show in the sky. a total solar eclipse the first in 99 careers to stretch across the entire continental u.s. >> we'll get one today, this reminder we're on a planet going around the sun with the moon. it's going to be a great reminder of where we are in the universe. >> you'll guess or shout or scream or feel an emotional wave run over you. it's a very profound experience. >> welcome back "action news" continues with the excitement almost hitting a fevered pitch for the total solar eclipse. from coast to coast, people will gather to take in the breath taking show in space. you can have a show from your yard or sofa as 6abc broadcasts
it out. the eclipse is starting in big summit oregon, the moon is slowly starting to blot out the sun. looks like pacman. you can see the same shot at 6abc.com. our adam joseph is live in saint joseph missouri one of the towns that hopes to get one of the best views of the eclipse. meteorologist is here with the accuweather forecast for the eclipse, let's start with adam. how is it going. >> reporter: we're dancing around the thunderstorms kind of dealing with cloud cover in the spot i'm standing and 20,000 other people, totality has not happened in 214 years on average if you were to be in 1/6th location it doesn't come to you in 375 years this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. look up, the sun is trying to poke out at times. we're hoping for the best in
saint louis. this guy has been all over the place, daric pitts from the franklin institute of philadelphia. this is for super bowl. >> nothing is better than seeing a total solar eclipse and getting a chance to stand in the shadow of the moon especially with my other 20,000 friends. >> reporter: how does it feel as an astronomer i'm a weather geeing you're an astronomer geeing. >> it's wonderful for people to be excited about science and get the eye protection and look up and participate in this fabulous eventful weekend. >> real quick if it's sunny, what to experience is if it's cloudy. >> if it's sunny we get to see all the cool things about total eclipses, the bailey beads, the diamond ring effect, the corona,
prominences. him not to mention the darkness. >> reporter: the cool breeze. >> and bright pan net or two -- planet or two and bright stars. >> reporter: all you need is viewers and you can watch the moon as the passes between the sun and the earth. >> i've got my glasses which is the tool of the hour. when you look up, you don't see much at all. >> that's how they should work. >> you have higher technology behind us here. >> we have a sun spotter which is like a folded sell scope which allows to catch theismage of the sunlight comes through the front lens here and ends up on the white sheet down here we'll watch the progress of the moon across the disk of the sun. we have an 8-inch reflecting telescope with a solar filter and pro too.
you've been sleeping in the car with your wife. >> it's fully leathered and air-conditioning. we have satellite and music, we're okay. >> reporter: if it stays cloudy it will get dark here. >> even though it's cloudy we won't see it directly, but we'll have the experience of it getting dark here. we'll say we were very close to the eclipse. >> reporter: i think we'll get a glimpse of the eclipse. i will try to do my job sarah for you, as well and everybody around here to part the clouds as the meteorologist. i don't want anyone blaming me. >> we're counting on you. live updates all afternoon, guys. >> all right, adam we'll watch your social media, too. looking live at the beach in cape may, the jersey shore offers stunning shots for the
sunrise and sunsets. it's no shock that people are heading there to watch the eclipse. "action news" has sent a crew to the shore and you'll see their reports throughout the day as well. heading over to david murphy for an update on our eclipse forecast. >> reporter: we'll have fair conditions better than the midwest. we have clouds sweeping in from the west on satellite, sarah. we're looking at cloud cover around the region. overall we're expecting a mix of sun and clouds, hopefully where you are this afternoon trying to take in the eclipse you'll get a glimpse of some of this happening. 84 degrees in philadelphia. 83 in trenton. 83 in allentown, as well. 83 in wilmington, 81 degrees in cape may. it's a bit humid out there. it will get warm the rest of the way, 2:00 p.m., 87 degrees, maybe you're bringing the pooch along for the festivities. 88 is the high at 3:00 p.m. after the eclipse is over it's sun and clouds there's a chance
of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm later theerch -- this afternoon and evening especially west of philadelphia. in terms of the eclipse it's important to know to have the nasa approved glasses, i have one pair and nobody is looking at the sun in my family until they get these on. as this occurs, we'll be early in the event, middle of the event and at the end of the event making sure you have these on. you have the moon squarely in front of the sun and the earth, the umbral shadow is where the entire sun is blocked you get the total eclipse and get into the total shadow. around here we have 80% coverage that means we have a preyou prel sad doe. shadow. it's 80% here, that's pretty
good. when we come book we'll try to plot how the clouds are moving in and out of play. we'll track showers an hope they are here after the eclipse is finished. >> the franklin institute is holding a party in celebration of the great american eclipse. jeanette reyes spent the morning sampling all the excitement. >> reporter: we're minutes away from the highly anticipated solar eclipse. at the franklin institute they have tons of activities. for those who have not gotten their hands on the glasses they have you covered you, too. the american eclipse is almost upon us. >> it's going to be fun, i'm excited about it. when was the last time it happened? , 79. >> reporter: these sisters will see the phenomena at camp at the franklin institute. >> i never seen an eclipse
before. they have a plan for us to wear glalsz and then we'll look at the -- glasses and then we'll look at the eclipse. >> reporter: the coveted glasses are needed to safely view the eclipse. >> even if you don't have glasses we have you covered. >> so you're saving the day for some of the procrastinators. >> reporter: and for everybody to enjoy together. >> reporter: it's one of the many activities taking place this afternoon. >> telescopes with filters and projecting the surface of the sun and using solar viewers with canopies with special material that blocks out 99.98% of the sun. these are like the glasses, but bigger. activities are here until 4:00 p.m. if you would like to see a list of watch parties across the city visit our website 6abc.com. jeanette reyes channel 6 "action
news." >> abc news will bring you live coverage of the great american eclipse starting at 1:00 p.m. abc news has reporters and photographers stationed from coast to coast. 6abc.com will stream the live cameras from coast to coast, as well. 6abc.com will air a special online edition of "action news" starting at 2:00 p.m. and don't forget adam joseph's life reports from missouri continue later today on "action news" at noon. next on "action news" at 12:30 p.m., crowds are gathering in oregon, the first place to see the total solar eclipse. i'm marcy gonzalez with a look at the excitement from coast to coast coming up. little leaguers from new jersey will take to the field during the eclipse. the programs that are being taken at the ballpark just ahead. let's go back live looking live at big summit prairie
oregon, the eclipse has begun here, one of the first places in the u.s. along the path of totality. you can see the same shot at 6abc.com. >> reporter: i'm meteorologist cesily tynan with a solar eclipse accu fact. the solar eclipse will cover 2500 miles in 90 minutes 3 times faster than a supersonic jet. eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses.
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fugitives in the barcelona van attack was shot dead. a newspaper released security camera images of the man in an open market as he fled the crash scene. he was the last member of the 12 person extremist cell at large. iconic trenton makes the world takes sign will be soon be illuminated. this is video of the bridge from
last year, motorists should expect delays as the eastbound traffic shift on the lower trenton bridge. the sign will stay dark until work is completed in october. boys from jackson township new jersey will play in the little league series in williamsport during the eclipse. jackson township team beat a team from michigan over the weekend. temple university engineering students are in entucky to get an awesome view of the eipse. l release a balon into th atmosphere, it wil stream its journey to 100,000 feet. kentucky is in the path of totality where people are getting a total view of the eclipse. many are flooking to places -- flocking to places that are in the path of totality. marcy gonzalez is in oregon the
first to see the eclipse. this is big summit prairie oregon. you can see the moon crossing the path of the sun. in oregon, it will be a total eclipse the sun will be covered in its entirety. marcy gonzalez has more. >> reporter: the wait is finally over. [cheers and applause]. >> reporter: for the great american eclipse. >> this is a life changing experience. >> this will one of the prime locations. >> reporter: to south carolina. >> i'll make a pitch for charleston, we're the last place and the best place. >> reporter: all eyes protected by the essential eclipse glasses turning upward for the long anticipated celestial show. >> not until august 21, 2017 will another eclipse be visible from north america. >> reporter: the last total eclipse was in 1979. it's been nearly a century since
the total eclipse crossed from coast to coast. people from every state and around the world celebrating. ♪ camping out crowding small towns and causing major traffic jams. >> next time i'll see this is when i'm 40. it's worth it. it crosses 14 states in the path of totality, 70-mile ride 3,000-mile long stretch where the moon shaddow is turning day into night for a few unforgettable moments. >> when we're orderly we'll tell our -- older, we'll tell our kids guess what we did. >> reporter: the next eclipse will be in 7 years up through texas through the northeast out through new york in 2024. marcy gonzalez, lincoln city, oregon.
on social media using the #6abcaction. >> that eclipse has bee -- begun. >> reporter: it has, storm tracker 6 live double scan no rain, that's good. we have a feed provided by nasa from maddras oregon. we have the moon crossing the sun. we have a live picture at 6abc.com streaming this right now, abc news will be starting live coverage at 1:00 p.m. already happening in oregon and about ready to go the going around here, as well. what about conditions as you head out to take in the eclipse. 84 degrees, the dewpoint is up in the mid 60s a lot of aerials in the mid 70s. fairly humid moderately humid in philadelphia. a lot of neighborhoods around the city getting into the oppressive territory. cool drink always you head out
and sunscreen with the sun and clouds mix. winds south/southeast 7 miles per hour. 73 in the ocean water. we have clouds popping up at times rolling through the region. we're calling for a clouds and sun mix. hopefully we maintain the sun and clouds mix through the peek of the 'clips at 2:44 p.m. when it's at its peak and showing you the most. doesn't end until 4:00 p.m. i think we'll maintain the sun until the end of this. 88 degrees in philadelphia. that's the high this afternoon and upper 80s in allentown, trenton, reading, millville, with the. dover, 87. 83 in cape may. 84 in ac on the boardwalk. the eclipse will be 80% coverage as we've been telling you. we're looking at sun and clouds mix, hopefully enough sun in your neighborhood to get a look at this when it's happening. 1:21 p.m. it starts here, out
west it's underway. the peak 2:44 p.m. that's when you see the 80% coverage the most dramatic feel in terms of what you're looking at and what you're seeing happening on the ground always things get darker. one minute past 4:00 p.m. it's over. future tracker 6 shows you between now up until 2:30 p.m. when we are coming up on the peak we see a mix of sun and clouds, i can't vouch this is the exact placement where the clouds will be, it will be back and forth with cumulus popping in and out of the picture, cumulus will block out the sun, and likely break. we're on the look out for afternoon showers and thunderstorms. they don't roll into areas west of philadelphia until the eclipse is over. later at 6:00 p.m. mostly north and west and then it dries out overnight. a little bit of tips here, you can't look directly at the sun, find a watch party because they have the glasses they will pass
around and hope for clear skies, i think most of you will see some of that. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast sun and clouds, 88. warm and humid, enjoy the eclipse. tomorrow, hot and humid, high of 93. in the afternoon and evening there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms a couple of strong storms would not be out of the question here and there, tomorrow afternoon and evening. any rain on wednesday morning ends quickly. the sun comes back humidity drops warm high of 86. i hope things improve quickly so we can get the ac air show underway in comfortable conditions. speaking of comfortable, thursday, friday, saturday, sunday, this is a great stretch of weather programs better than any -- perhaps any stretch we've had this summer great for phillies, eagles and union game coming up for the next several days. >> thank you, dave. in 6abc loves the arts a philadelphia museum puts the spotlight on people living in two war-torn countries.
>> reporter: karen rogers looks. >> reporter: culture in the crossfire explores the heritage and diversity and achievements of syria and iraq highlighting the museum's work to aid refugees and rescue cultural treasures at risk of being destroyed. it shows daily life and the movement. people. >> we have a rattle that is 6,000 years old, and platters that would have been used for a feast. >> another theme focuses on scholarship. because the alphabet was invented along the syrian coast. we have books on music and early writing. >> reporter: and works commissioned by a syrian born artist. >> his work here is in a number of different media. >> reporter: a video ininstallation reflects on the
airstrikes in syria. >> basically syrian children he has made a grave tombstones for them. >> reporter: the penn museum has been excavating in the middle east since the 19th century. you can learn about the work in the adjacent artifact lab. >> you can see conservetoress at work. >> culture in the crossfire is on display at the penn museum through november 26. we have more at 6abc loves the arrested i'm karen rogers.
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hopefully there's enough sun for you to take it in this afternoon. 88 degrees in reading. same story in the central portion of the region, highs in the upper 80s ups and downs the i-95 corridor. down the shore, mid 80s and sun and clouds. there can be a late-day shower and thunderstorm west of philadelphia after the eclipse is over. happy eclipse viewing i wish for you enough sun to see it today. another reminder we have complete coverage of the eclipse at 6abc.com/eclipse. there are answers to everything you want to know about the celestial show. we have live cameras from coast to coast covering the total eclipse as it sweeps across the nation. at 2:00 p.m. join us for a special edition of "action news" at 6abc.com as the delaware valley experiences the 2017 scholar eclipse. stay with 6abc all afternoon for best views of the eclipse. abc news brings you live coast to coast coverage of the great
american eclipse starting at 1:00 p.m. after the newscast. on "action news" at 4:00 p.m. we'll be live with reaction to the big event. adam joseph will be back live in missouri along the path of totality in the town of saint joseph. we'll have our team of reporters spanning the region from the jersey shore to center city and beyond. later today on "action news" beginning at 4:00 p.m. that's going to do it for "action news" at noon. don't forget to join us later today for "action news" at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. for david murphy, rick williams, and the entire "action news" team. can't see anything, i'm sarah bloomquist. have a nice afternoon. >> reporter: it's a good look.
♪ let the natural wonder begin live off the coast of oregon where in moments we will experience the beginning of this total solar eclipse. you're looking at the sun and e continue to do this creating a sight described by most as breath taking. so rare, it hasn't been seen across the u.s., the entire u.s. in 99 years. not since 1918 did a total solar eclipse cross the entire country like it's about to do in just a few minutes. the last time it was seen from anywhere in the u.s. was 38 years ago. the date, february 26th, 1979. >> announcer: this is an abc news special.