Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Where to Buy Eclipse Glasses: Trustworthy Sources Amid Fakes

An illustration of the sun's corona during an eclipse in 1871 An illustration of the sun’s corona during an eclipse in 1871. Wellcome Library London CC BY 4.0
Theresa Hayes | 13 August, 2017, 07:38

The eclipse is only expected to last about two minutes, but Bart Treece with Washington's Department of Transportation says visitors from BC need to be prepared for what he describes as a "multi-day" experience. Then, a sliver will reappear and grow as the eclipse passes.

The Land of Enchantment will only experience a partial eclipse, but the 60 mile wide path of "totality" from OR to SC will be ground zero with numerous telescopes.

When should I look for it? But the eclipse will begin well before it's visible here. It's wider path than the upcoming eclipse will also clip far western Kentucky with totality.

Can I watch the real thing live? The next total eclipse won't occur in the US until April 2024 and the next total eclipse won't touch Virginia until May 2078. It's safe to look at a partial eclipse with these. While technically you can shoot the eclipse photos without breaking your phone camera, the results will be much more palatable if you used a filter, like the one you use for your own eyes.

NASA released information about what type of glasses are safe to wear. In Fenton, the eclipse will start at approximately 1 p.m., and peak viewing time will be at 2:26 p.m.

The next total solar eclipse viewable in North America won't occur till 2024.

As students return to school, a rare and lovely natural phenomenon will help kick off the school year.

The only way to look directly at the sun when it's not eclipsed or is only partly eclipsed is with a special solar filter, such as eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer. This incredible event lasts only about 2 minutes and is safe to watch, but the partial eclipse that happens before and after can permanently damage your vision. The last total eclipse in the United States occurred on February 26, 1979. That eclipse took a somewhat similar path as this month's will, from OR to Florida. This extraordinary cosmic spectacle will pass through 13 states, and everyone in the continental US will have the opportunity to see at least a partial eclipse, making it the most widely viewed American eclipse of all time.

Hopkinsville, Kentucky could be the closest location for "Totality" to the Hoosier state.

Why don't they happen more often?

Here in Lubbock, around 75 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon. In the great expanse of space, the moon's shadow will sometimes reach us - be sure to take the time to greet it.

What time will the partial eclipse happen in NY?

My first article about the eclipse explains why solar eclipses happen, and what we'll experience here in southeast MI on August 21.