Why the US total solar eclipse is so special

Why the US total solar eclipse is so special

Why the US total solar eclipse is so special

Make sure that the glasses or viewers you're considering have the manufacturer's name and address printed on the product and are certified as safe. (Kristine owns Dark Horse with her husband Aaron).

But everyone in North America will see at least a partial eclipse, according to NASA.

If you're traveling to see the eclipse, book some extra time.

Brookville, Ind. - The Franklin County Public Library will hold a "Planetary Party" on Saturday, August 19 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

However, he's more interested in another astronomical event that will take place on 23 September, 33 days after the total eclipse. A lot of these small towns don't have the resources to host a huge influx of eclipse-viewers, so it's a good idea to bring any supplies you absolutely have to have (e.g., coffee) and fill up on gas on the road, before you arrive.

Yes, but there are also total and partial eclipses, which are exactly what they sound like.

City officials and experts have been warning AGAINST looking at the sun directly because it can damage your vision.

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During a solar eclipse, the moon passes in between the sun and the Earth, appearing to block the sun. Lens must meet a very specific worldwide standard known as ISO 12312-2.

Even in the path of totality though, it's only safe to look at the eclipse for the moment the moon covers the sun completely.

Kopp said he has treated many patients with eclipse burns to their eyes.

"The eclipse is never going to be in its totality here in our region because we are not in that zone", added Kopp.

The light of an eclipse can damage your eyes, but warnings of total blindness may be overstated, according to the website LiveScience. In an arc from OR to SC, 10 states will be in the path of totality, experiencing total darkness.

Look for scratches or damage on glasses and don't use them if you see any. While facing away from the sun, the viewer then makes a waffle-shaped shadow on the ground with his or her fingers. Some NASA officials are predicting that this could be one of the worst traffic days in USA history, because so many people nearby the regions of totality will want to drive in to see the full eclipse in all its glory. The eclipse will last from 9:12 to 11:47 a.m. Monday. "It's likely that animals might begin to behave differently, so you might hear their sounds, birds chirping, going to nest because they're going to think it's night time".

"A solar eclipse is the greatest sight in all of nature". Viewing glasses will be available for the first 400 people and there will be several special eclipse-viewing telescopes as well.

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