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Special glasses key to safe, satisfying eclipse experience

Special glasses key to safe, satisfying eclipse experience

He says that eye protection like solar eclipse glasses is a major requirement to avoid vision damage.

According to greatamericaneclipse.com, Kentucky will experience about the longest eclipse duration, clocking in around 2 minutes, 41 seconds. "You shouldn't be able to see anything, so it looks black", said Dr. Tammy Jahnke, a chemist at Missouri State University.

"The glasses are sufficient".

"Wearing the glasses or watching the sun under the leaves of trees you will see attractive patterns", he said. However, no physical education classes will be held outdoors until the eclipse passes. The lenses are darkened to allow virtually nothing except the sun to remain visible. You must wear your protective eyewear (or specialized filters marked with ISO 12312-2) for these devices) before viewing the eclipse through the device. The American Astronomical Society has compiled a list of reputable vendors of solar filters and viewers, available online at https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters. If any trees live at your site, you may see their leaves act like pinhole cameras as hundreds of crescent Suns appear in their shadows.

What if you're with a group and all want to check out the eclipse at the same time?

So, just to be sure I was on the right track, I searched the Internet to find out what glasses I should have to view this scientific wonder.

I have no doubt in my mind that there will be people selling eclipse glasses outside on the day of the big event.

"Line Mountain received a $10,000 Federal Academic Enrichment Grant and used $1,500 for the glasses to support the science activities we are doing for the solar eclipse event", Dunn said. Please be aware that your pet can get spooked at events that involve crowds of people and leave Fido home if you're going to watch with a crowd. Those cells do not regenerate, Goel said, so damage is permanent.

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What is a solar eclipse? Viewers must protect their eyes while watching the entire eclipse.

Demand has kept the local supply of eclipse glasses spotty at best.

To help explain eclipses, the Parkland-Spanaway branch of Pierce County Library System will host an "eclipse story time" August 18 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for kids and adults of all ages. Glasses will be given on a first-come, first-served basis to library card holders, one per person.

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Camp Johnson and Marine Corps Air Station New River libraries will also be hosting watch parties for the solar eclipse.

The eclipse happens when the tilt of the moon and the tilt of the earth are just ideal, so that as the moon passes between the earth and the sun it will block the sun.

The National Weather Service in Charleston on Wednesday predicted at least some amount of cloud cover, which may obstruct West Virginians' view of the eclipse Monday afternoon, but noted that the forecast is subject to change.

In the age of Instagram and Facebook, it's only natural that people will use their smartphones to document the first solar eclipse visible from the continental United States since 1979. Once it's over, we can set our sights on April 8, 2024 when the next solar eclipse occurs.


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