How to safely view the August solar eclipse

NASA asks for public's help with nationwide eclipse experiment

NASA asks for public's help with nationwide eclipse experiment

It is important to view the Total Solar Eclipse safely, and protective eye wear is available.

There are so many candles on her birthday cake that our house will be more illuminated than Clark Griswold's house at Christmas. You can also pick up free glasses at some of the venues listed below while supplies last. People in a thin band of the country, stretching from OR to SC, will experience a total solar eclipse, while the rest of us will have a partial view.

I personally would be more impressed if Mel Brooks' Planet Spaceball flashed with ludicrous speed across my backyard sky. If you can only take one look, then try to time it for the period when the eclipse is at a maximum so you'll see the largest fraction of the sun covered by the moon.

A number of area retailers are now selling eyewear related to the event, but when choosing protective glasses for viewing the eclipse the most important feature to look for, according to NASA's website, is that the glasses meet the ISO 12312-2 worldwide standard.

According to Nasa, a total solar eclipse is caused when the moon and the sun are at the same angular size. According to Nasa, the eclipse can be photographed using a smartphone. It's asking people within and outside of the path of totality to record plant and wildlife behavior near them.

A solar eclipse will be visible across the whole of North America on August 21.

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Its path completely crosses the continental United States - from OR in the west to SC in the east.

The last time a total eclipse was seen in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia was March 7 1970.

For once, Berks County won't be left totally in the dark. Cleveland will have 1 minute and 2 seconds of darkness and Charleston is slated to see 2 minutes and 4 seconds of totality. So excited that hotels and campsites are completely booked - including 30 campsites along the "path of totality" that sold for $60,000 in an online auction.

The total solar eclipse sweeping across the continental United States is a rare sight, but how rare? Naturally, though, there are already sketchy retailers out there peddling counterfit eclipse-watching gear, that might not appropriately protect your vision.

NASA says the only safe way to look at the eclipse is with special goal "eclipse glasses". Never look at the sun through the pinhole. They will partner with the College of Natural Sciences Learning Community's Science Outreach Scholars, led by Allie Keller, coordinator of the Learning Community.

Which is exponentially shorter in duration than all the foreplay building up to this climatic event.

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