Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Where can I find solar eclipse glasses?

Where can I find solar eclipse glasses?

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Solar eclipse glasses distributed by Northeast Community College are certified and safe for viewing the Monday, Aug. 21, eclipse.

CATE, the Continental American Telescope Eclipse, is an experiment more than two years in the making. Before that, the last time a total solar eclipse stretched from coast to coast was in 1918. I had wondered for some time why no one but me seemed to be getting excited about the upcoming eclipse, but it seems the rest of America is catching up with me at last.

When the eclipse happens, OR is said to be hosting an additional 20 percent of the current population, according to Peticolas.

1918 The a year ago the United States had a continent-wide total solar eclipse. Tips for avoiding summer festival scams can also help you separate real eclipse events from fake ones. During a total eclipse, the moon will align perfectly with the sun, completely covering it, causing complete darkness. Here in Michiana the sun will be about 88% covered by the moon.

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The path of the August 21 eclipse runs from OR to SC with Hopkinsville, Kentucky being the point of greatest eclipse. "This is when the light from the sun is shining through the valleys on the moon, so we're actually seeing structure on the moon for that".

The college is pulling out all stops to make the "Great Eclipse Caper Event" educational, safe and fun. It will have a path 160 miles wide and the time of totality will be more than 6 minutes at its peak.

2,955 Speed in miles per hour that the total eclipse will be travelling when it when it first reaches the OR coast at 12:05 pm EDT.

Parents and kids filled the room at the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History with excitement and curiosity about an upcoming spectacle in the sky - a total solar eclipse on Aug 21. With the NASA designation comes posters, 1,000 safety viewing glasses, brochures, banners and an encyclopedia of educational options to do during the solar event.

"So we'll have an opportunity to showcase a bit of Tennessee State University, our Aristocrat band, one of the best bands in the country, you'll hear them having some fun".

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While the moon will cover most of the sun during the eclipse, MSU Associate Professor of Astronomy Angelle Tanner said it's important for viewers to wear special solar eclipse glasses to protect their eyes.

"A lot of people think they can just use a filter on the eye-piece of their telescope but when the light comes through your telescope, it will burn out of the guts and literally light them on fire", she said.

Here's the deal: Glasses that are safe for directly viewing the sun must meet the standard, set by the International Organization for Standardization, and the glasses or viewer will then indicate that they are ISO 12312-2 compliant.

"Exercise good judgment on the roads, plan ahead, no stopping on the side of the road and, of course, no driving with those eclipse glasses because it's really tough to see".

Surprisingly, the hardware store is selling eclipse glasses, so grab some - and also purchase some home improvement supplies while you're there.

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