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19 August 2017, 08:12 | Virginia Santiago
Here's How to Make Eclipse-Viewing Safe On the Eyes
According to the American Astronomical Society, a real and safe pair of solar eclipse glasses should be labeled with ISO 12312-2 (sometimes written in more detail as ISO 12312-2:2015), which is an global safety standard and those glasses reduce visible sunlight to safe levels and block UV and IR radiation.
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In Earth's history, there have been some 3 billion solar eclipses in the United States alone, though some were partial rather than total. The group is providing food, technical gear, instructors and transportation and says on its website that the trek after viewing the eclipse will give hikers the chance to "allow the awesome beauty of the eclipse to sink in". "You can do different things".
If you're really nervous about watching the eclipse directly, there will plenty of opportunities to see it safely on television - WSFA will have special coverage - and on the Internet.
Coastal locations could still be dealing with some morning fog and low clouds, however, which is a risk for those wanting to be the first to observe the eclipse on Oregon's Pacific coast.
Since viewing the partial eclipse is unsafe without protective eyewear, many people are purchasing "eclipse glasses" or special viewers. A welding shade of14 or 13 is recommended.
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"So this is another way, but this is a way you're not looking at the sun directly, so this is safe because light rays aren't coming directly into your eyes". It will not be safe to remove the viewing glasses at any time during the eclipse.
Everyone viewing the eclipse will need special glasses, but with all the recalls issued on the glasses, consumers may be wondering if they have the right ones and when they should wear them. Some household items make ready-to-use pinholes, such as the colander in the back cabinet of your kitchen that you haven't used in months. However, sophisticated light-measuring instruments can easily pick up even the slightest hint of reduction in sunlight no matter the extent of the eclipse. It's a wonder of nature, a chance to learn science, a chance for them to have fun, and a chance for them to stretch their imaginations.
"There are quite a few cheap and easy ways to do it", DeLaney said, encouraging anyone interested to look for examples on the internet. Poke a hole in the spot indicated and you can monitor the solar eclipse within the shadow of the commonwealth. A great alternative way to view the eclipse is a pinhole projector, easily made with paper, tape and aluminum foil.
Third, you don't even have to look at the eclipse directly to enjoy it!
There are many online tutorials for the various types of pinhole projections. There are an estimated 12 million people in the eclipse's path. All the students and faculty will gather on the field beside the school to watch the eclipse and their parents will be invited to join.
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California ISO projects it will need to replace just over 6,000 megawatts of capacity during the peak of the eclipse, about two-thirds from lost production at commercial solar farms and the rest due to higher demand from people and businesses that would otherwise draw from rooftop solar panels.
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If they accidentally view the eclipse, what do they need to do? But only welders glass of at least Shade 12 is safe to use. Don't attempt to view the eclipse through any other means, whether it's a camera, telescope, binoculars or other device.
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