Safety Tips for Watching the Solar Eclipse


The longest total eclipse of the sun of this century triggered tourist fever in Asia as astronomy enthusiasts from home and overseas flocked to watch the event The eclipse was visible from within a narrow corridor that begins in India and crosses through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China.

Adults & Teens are invited to learn more about the eclipse with Murray State University's Dr. Matt Williams. There's no way I'm going to miss it.

A total solar eclipse is where the moon will completely cover the sun. The last bead gleams so brightly around the moon's silhouette, as the sun's spiky corona becomes visible, that the eclipse looks like a diamond ring in the sky. The sky becomes very dark, as if it were night.

A solar eclipse takes place when the orbit of the moon puts it the path of the sun's rays beaming toward Earth.

The total solar eclipse is coming, and as the excitement builds, so does the worry that it will leave behind a nation of eye problems. "Also, never look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope or binoculars, even if you are wearing eclipse glasses or holding solar filters".

"In 1878, there were expeditions from the U.S. Naval Observatory for a total eclipse that passed over Texas, Wyoming and Colorado", Dunham told If the NASA map is correct, some locations toward the northern part of the county may see a 100 percent total eclipse, while others south of the line that goes diagonally through Wyandotte County may see, for example, a 99.9 percent eclipse.

Fayetteville Public Library - The library is giving away the glasses while supplies last during an eclipse prep event on Sunday (Aug. 13) from 1:30-4 p.m.

Bates still has vision in his left eye. A list of reputable vendors, compiled by the American Astronomical Society (AAS), is available at The glasses also must have the ISO reference number 12312-2.

Teachers are getting ready to safely view the eclipse with pinhole viewers and glasses made to view the eclipse.

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"They're not an acceptable means for protecting your retina", if you stare directly at the sun, he said.

"There are risks of viewing the eclipse without any protection", warned Podoll. This one will be unique, as it travels more than 3,000 miles over land, where tens of millions of Americans will be able to view it, a vast difference from many eclipses that occur over oceans or remote regions of the Earth, CNN reports.

"It's a big event". "In our lifetime, this is the best eclipse to see", said Greg Earle, engineer at Virginia Tech in the US. Do hope for good weather and favorable viewing conditions on August 21, so that you can observe this spectacular event.

"Come out wherever you are and enjoy this", Newman said. It had "Snakes", "Science" and "Space" in it. That's the sign that you need to avert your eyes.

All told, the many NY eyes on the eclipse found that it came a bit later than expected, and that its path was a bit farther north than scientists had predicted, thus teaching researchers more about how the moon moves around the Earth. Stars also can appear. It's not safe to use regular sunglasses to look at the eclipse, according to NASA information.

"The total solar eclipse is an exciting event, which could cause distractions for motorists", Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz said.

If you want a more expensive option, try number 14 welder's glass goggles. I'm just going to do it. "My wife thinks I'm nuts", Hamill said.

Even if it doesn't inspire the next Einstein, this year's eclipse might give rise to a more passionate, more diverse generation of scientists, one that has a deeply personal connection to the motions of the universe.