Solar eclipse 2017: Here's how to view it without special glasses

Geronimo Vena
Agosto 13, 2017

The event is free to those who pre-registered.

"It's a bunch of unscrupulous people cashing in on the eclipse and putting public safety at risk", Richard Fienberg, press officer for the American Astronomical Society (AAS), told Reuters.

A solar eclipse takes place when the orbit of the moon puts it the path of the sun's rays beaming toward Earth. This is when the moon will briefly block out the sun completely. The solar eclipse - when the Moon completely covers the Sun, will cross the US from OR to SC over the course of an hour-and-a-half, and 14 US States will experience night-like darkness for approximately two minutes in the middle of the day."This is an unique phenomenon".

The path goes just south of the IN border, which means Fort Wayne will experience a partial solar eclipse with about 85 percent of the sun blocked, Science Central Executive Director Martin S. Fisher said IN a news release.

The AAS and NASA have also published a list of legitimate companies making certifiably-safe eclipse glasses. Normal sunglasses don't provide enough protection. McGlaun has a webpage dedicated to the event here eclipse2017.org/.

The total solar eclipse, which is being called the "Great America Eclipse", is the first one visible on the continental United States since 1979, with the next one not coming until 2045. After that, there won't be another occurrence until August 12, 2045, according to a news release.

Many local libraries are handing out glasses on the day of the eclipse, possibly before, so check out that possibility.

The only safe way to look directly at the sun, whether during an eclipse or not, is through special-purpose solar filters.

With a week left until Oregon's anticipated total solar eclipse, Amazon has issued a recall for some eclipse glasses the retail giant says might not have come from a recommended manufacturer. Read and follow any instructions printed on or packaged with the filter. Help children to use handheld solar viewers and eclipse glasses correctly. Turn away from the sun before removing the solar filter. The interaction consisted of an interesting presentation on Total Solar Eclipse containing the information on different types of eclipses, reasons behind them, research work going on in this field.

Staring at the sun can damage an eye's retina, causing temporary or even permanent damage.

As eclipse glasses sell out at retailers across the United States, customers are panicking as they realize that their glasses may not arrive in time for the once-in-a-lifetime event.

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