Safety Tips for Watching the Solar Eclipse

NASA Eclipse

NASA Eclipse

So, according to the maps, where are the best places in the United States to view the solar eclipse?

"The eclipse turns off the ionosphere's source of high-energy radiation،" said Bob Marshall، a space scientist at University of Colorado Boulder in the US. As a father, I'm even more concerned.

If you didn't get a recall email, no need to fret, your glasses are safe to use. It's pretty much three hours beginning to end as the moon passes across the sun and casts its shadow on Earth.

If it's cloudy where you are, Baily's beads, shadow bands, and even Totality may not be visible - but it will get incredibly dark. It occurs on Monday August 21st. The sky becomes very dark, as if it were night.

Portland resident Dan Fellini bought a pack of four solar eclipse glasses with his wife and a friend. You stand looking away from the sun and hold that plate up with one hand and hold the other further away with your other hand.

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" Never look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars or other similar devices". This is when the moon will briefly block out the sun completely.

Bates still has vision in his left eye.

The lens caps had the proper ISO number, 12312-2, which has been verified to comply with global safety standards. Otherwise, use an indirect method such as looking at the sun's shadow through a pinhole.

Eclipse enthusiast Dan McGlaun says the rare event is uniquely American.

A limited supply of free eclipse glasses are also available from the Brookings Public Library (limit two per family). Some glasses/viewers are printed with warnings stating that you shouldn't look through them for more than 3 minutes at a time and that you should discard them if they are more than 3 years old. But I don't buy into conspiracy theories.

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Wheadon said. 'The product description said that they were ISO I thought I was getting a safe glasses, ' Vokoun said. Some McDonald's locations outside of OR - including Missouri and Washington - are also selling eclipse glasses.

Q: What special plans do you have for August 21? McGlaun has a webpage dedicated to the event here

And you probably will want to look. "It's a chance to experience space science without having to leave home". Rather than the 10 minutes of something happening, the total solar eclipse observers will see and feel something unique. Stars also can appear. NASA-funded studies during this eclipse will look at the effects from the eclipse on our atmosphere as well as what happens on land.

Amateur astronomers such as Yogeshwar Kanu Aggarwal, Luv Sharma, and Surinder Solanki, will accompany Bahmba, whose expedition includes taking photographs of all important phases observed during a total eclipse - called as "contacts".

Some 200 million people live within a day's drive of the eclipse's path, so state governments, trade groups, and trucking companies are scrambling to prevent drivers from getting caught in what's expected to be some of the worst roadway congestion ever. "Please be sure to keep your headlights on for your safety throughout the entire day of the eclipse".

Police also anticipate heavy traffic next weekend and ask drivers to pull off the road to view the celestial event. Kind of neat, but something I'm going to do everyday. "For 20 years it's been one of my bucket list items; if something doesn't work, I have seven more years to the next one, right?" "My wife thinks I'm nuts", Hamill said.

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