Eye doctors share important safety information about total solar eclipse

Eye doctors share important safety information about total solar eclipse

If nothing else, viewers can watch the shadow cross the sun by sticking a pinhole in a paper plate and letting the beams stream through the tiny hole onto a piece of paper or a screen on the wall. Based on the amount of sunlight obscured for each of the state's generators, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) estimates that California will experience a reduction in solar generating capacity of nearly 4.2 GW during the eclipse, which is estimated to partially darken the state from 9:02 a.m.to 11:54 a.m. local time.

Homeowners in OR are cashing in by renting out modest places for $1,000 a night and more. During a partial eclipse, the sun basically looks like a bite has been taken out of it, but at the time of totality - when the moon passes fully in front of the sun - it's fully obscured.

The last solar eclipse that was visible in the United Kingdom occurred on February 26 but was only be visible in certain areas around the world - including in South and West Africa, some of South America, the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Ocean, and Antarctica. Hence predictions of such events by astrologers were considered important.

According to NASA, the moon's shadow will start creeping over the sun about 9 a.m. that Monday. He said the library has only 200 pairs to distribute beginning at 11 a.m. august 21, the day of the eclipse. Those glasses do not have the needed solar filter to prevent eye damage during a solar eclipse. Hence their coming together infers incest. In Mark Twain's 1889 novel, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court", the protagonist, Hank Morgan, a 19th-century resident of Hartford, Connecticut, finds himself transported back some 13 centuries to medieval England.

The event takes place between 1-4 pm, with the ultimate expression of the eclipse at about 2:30 pm.

In addition to the preview event today, the Elkhart Public Library will host a viewing party on the day of the eclipse as well.




"It now appears that some companies are printing the ISO logo and certification label on fake eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers made with materials that do not block enough of the sun's ultraviolet, visible, and infrared radiation to make them truly safe", the organization warned. Total solar eclipses occur somewhere on Earth about every 18 months, but because most of Earth is covered in water, those events are rarely over land and seldom witnessed. The path by which people will see the eclipse is called the totality - and you are going to want to be there when it happens.

That video feed will be from several hours south, where the total eclipse will be visible. The last time it did so was in 1918. Totality begins in OR at 10:16 a.m. PDT.

Bottom line, eye care professionals say: Use the specially-designed, certified solar eclipse glasses to view the eclipse.

The temperature will drop as the warmth provided by the sun is blocked from reaching Earth. The concentrated solar rays could damage the filter and people's vision. She also advises against viewing the eclipse through binoculars or a telescope. Never look directly at the sun without eye protection, even briefly. "People should be aware that they can make perfectly good viewers for almost nothing by making a pinhole viewer", he said. For the rest of the USA, including Crawfordsville, it will be a partial eclipse. For Flagstaff times, add one minute.

Some of the places AAS recommends to shop online are EclipseGlasses.com, Celestron, Explore Scientific and Meade Instruments.

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