"Your eyes will be damaged by the eclipse", explains Covenant Health Plainview ophthalmologist, Douglas Kopp, MD. And she noticed the shadow of its leaves on the ground.
If you are an outdoorsy type, but know that you can't go outdoors on Monday morning, just go out at a different time (maybe 1 p.m. or 4 p.m., for example), then hold your hand up in the sky to block the sun. Its magnitude will be 79.5 percent with maximum area obscured at 74.77 percent. The path of totaleclipse includes Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia and SC.
The 2017 eclipse is set to run from the United States' southeastern corner to it's northwestern corner.
Close Modal Window Hang on for a minute.we're trying to find some more stories you might like. That's a fantastic way to cause permanent damage to your eyes. About 85% of the sun will be covered by the moon at it's maximum. For the USA, the next totalsolar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024. Are you going south to get a better look? At 1:30 p.m., amateur astronomers will be on the library lawn with their two solar telescopes available and the library will have solar glasses for people to use to view the sun.
The Society advises to obtain solar filters and viewers from reputable vendors as there have been recent cases of fake lens being distributed. According to the Boston Globe, "the proper lenses should meet what's called "ISO 12312-2" (sometimes written as "ISO 12312-2:2015") worldwide safety standards".
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Viewers might also see solar prominences, or gas clouds shooting off the edge of the sun, which will appear pink.
Solar Eclipse Glasses: While many local locations are in short supply at this point, Amazon and other online retailers still have some but they come at a price. Even better, these facilities may have an eclipse party planned, so the public can view this rare celestial event safely through filtered telescopes.
If you have been living under a rock, a solar eclipse is happening for the viewing pleasure of the entire contiguous continent of North America on Monday, Aug. 21. Put eclipse glasses on and take off while looking away from the sun.
Attendees will also be able to make pinhole viewers while they wait for their turn to use the glasses, he said.
A solar eclipse takes place when the sun, earth and moon align in a straight line as the shadow of the moon falls on earth and covers the sun.
Even if you didn't get the glasses, you can still enjoy the solar.
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