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Stores selling out of eclipse glasses

Stores selling out of eclipse glasses

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, DeKalb County will see a partial (97.6 percent obscuration) solar eclipse, with the peak occurring at 2:36 p.m.

Two local science organizations are offering help to people wondering how to observe the solar eclipse, which will impact all of the mainland United States on August 21. But she said she's all right with the eclipse mania. "I think the primates are what we'll be interested in watching because they are cognitively advanced. I just want to be more aware", Rudnik said.

Podoll said the most impressive feature during a total solar eclipse is the solar corona, which is the outer atmosphere of the sun. "The people who see the total eclipse are in the center of the moon's shadow when it hits Earth. For a total eclipse to take place, the sun, moon and Earth must be in a direct line". Not since February 26, 1979, has a total solar eclipse been visible from the continental United States. Something to watch for on Eclipse afternoon.

Folks in the path of totality can see the moon completely block the sun for about 2 minutes. Because the eclipse will only be partial, it's essential that anyone wishing to view it obtain the correct protective eyeware.

Atkinson explained burning a retina, which can occur if a person looks directly at the sun without protection, is painless. He still has vision in his left eye, but this time around Bates will watch the eclipse on TV.

NASA advises anyone wanting to look directly at the eclipse consult the American Astronomical Society for a list of reputable vendors of "eclipse glasses" and filters.

"We're going to have telescopes with solar filters, we've ordered 250 pairs of solar glasses that are safe to observe". Previous studies observed animal behavior during an eclipse in 2001 and noted some animals went through their night routines as the sun disappeared while others became nervous.

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Here's how NASA describes the indirect pinhole method: "Cross the outstretched, slightly open fingers of one hand over the outstretched, slightly open fingers of the other, creating a waffle pattern". It involves passing sunlight through a small opening, such as a hole punched in an index card, and projecting the image of the sun onto another surface, such as the ground or another index card. And luckily, Best Buy has yet to run out of solar eclipse glasses that are advised to properly see the eclipse safely. "I know of a few universities and trip planners that have been planning on observing the event for five years or more", he said.

The Great American Eclipse of August 21 is fast approaching and so this seems like a good time to discuss safe viewing options.

"It's a big event". Glasses that are scratched or more than 3 years old also are not recommended.

A handful of eclipse viewing parties and events are planned in eastern North Carolina.

"Come out wherever you are and enjoy this", Newman said.

Those in southern IL, near Carbondale, can catch the total eclipse.

If you look at the photo at the top, you can see how the sky is fairly dark around the sun, but brighter off to the side where the eclipse is not total. Stars also can appear.


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