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13 August 2017, 09:48 | Edward Lowe
Phony eclipse glasses flood the market
The eclipse can be viewed from anywhere in the United States, but the path of totality - the area from where the moon is completely blocking the sun - touches only 14 states, including North and SC. For anyone at a place where a partial solar eclipse with occur, the use of solar filters is mandatory.
But she says her grandmother has told her what to expect. I could not agree more.
If you didn't get a recall email, no need to fret, your glasses are safe to use.
During a solar eclipse, the moon passes between the Earth and the sun.
Unless you've been living on the dark side of the moon, you probably know that a total solar eclipse will cross a wide swath of Nebraska on that day. It occurs on Monday August 21st.
Unfortunately, because the human eye still sees the world as, "sunny", even if the majority of the sun is blocked by the moon, we'll miss the show if it's overcast in Houston, or in any location across the majority of the country.
Q: So seeing a total eclipse has been a longtime dream? We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse. "The shadow itself is traveling at about roughly 1,500 miles an hour, and it ends in Charleston, South Carolina, around 2:45 or so p.m. local time".
Here's what will happen in Statesville, according to NASA: At 1:12 p.m., the moon will begin to cross in front of the sun, and the partial eclipse will begin. In Syracuse, we will just see the partial solar eclipse. It's very exciting for them and they may want to take the eye protection off.
"And then once the moon completely covers the sun, all of a sudden revealed to us is this outer atmosphere of the sun called the corona, which is this silky, ethereal structure", Young says.
Bates still has vision in his left eye.
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has certified that Rainbow Symphony of Reseda, Calif., - the manufacturer of the glasses - is among the manufacturers on its "Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters and Viewers" list, he said. The glasses should be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 worldwide safety standard and not appear scratched or damaged.
I was giving an eclipse presentation to one of the local Rotary Clubs in the area and one of the questions asked was, "Would it be safe to view the sun through binoculars if the viewer put solar viewing glasses on first?"
Another method is to make a simple pinhole projector. The little spaces between your fingers will project a grid of small images on the ground, showing the sun as a crescent during the partial phases of the eclipse.
Eclipse glasses are not expensive and are a must if you want to gander at the big event August 21.
"The real glasses look very similar to movie theater 3-D glasses and can be purchased for as little as $2", said Steve Bernas, president and CEO of Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois.
The Ada Public Library was distributing free eclipse glasses, but it ran out.
"It's a big event". Some glasses/viewers are printed with warnings stating that you shouldn't look through them for more than 3 minutes at a time and that you should discard them if they are more than 3 years old. I bought some offline and made several viewers. McGlaun has a webpage dedicated to the event here eclipse2017.org/.
"It literally fries it like an egg in a pan and damages the receptors of the eye that prevent you from seeing", Dr. Wheadon said. It had "Snakes", "Science" and "Space" in it.
Those in southern IL, near Carbondale, can catch the total eclipse. When the moon lines up between the sun and Earth, the moon will cast a shadow onto Earth. Stars also can appear. "Please be sure to keep your headlights on for your safety throughout the entire day of the eclipse". Also, during the eclipse any normal shadow will reflect the activity of the eclipse.
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