Fake solar eclipse glasses being sold online

09 August, 2017, 00:32 | Author: Yolanda Murray
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It'll be the first solar eclipse visible from the continental United States in 38 years, and the first one that goes coast-to-coast in 99 years.

Most of Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and Antarctica received their own celestial show, a partial lunar eclipse on Monday night.

You should also avoid dark sunglasses, neutral density or polarizing filters made for camera lenses, smoke glass, exposed film, "space blankets", potato chip bags, DVDs and any other materials you may have heard about for viewing solar eclipses.

A total eclipse is so rare that it will draw thousands of viewers traveling thousands of miles to view it. Departments of Transportation across the country are telling people to plan ahead and not try to drive to a viewing site at the last minute. "SAO was founded in large part to study the sun, and we've been doing so now for more than a century".

Solar eclipses happen three or four times a year, but total eclipses happen just once every eighteen months.

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Or it's like being a quarter mile from the Pacific Ocean you've never seen and deciding to turn back. Speck and Beucher tend toward what seems like hyperbole in describing a total solar eclipse .

The free app comes with a host of resources for the amateur astronomer.

Meanwhile, H.R. Ministries in Princeton, Kentucky is preparing to host a three day festival called SolQuest for the objective of evangelizing to the people who are expected to converge on the small town to view the eclipse. Everyone in the contiguous USA will be able to see at least a partial eclipse.

The Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand was not overwhelmed, describing the two lunar eclipses in 2017 as "very paltry affairs".

Dr. Alex Young of NASA said, "The moon, sun, and earth will line up just perfectly so the moon will come between the earth and the sun and cast its shadow down onto the United States".

In Great Falls, the eclipse will begin at 10:19 a.m.

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The first total eclipse visible from the US since 1979, this month's cosmic event will occur when the moon passes between the sun and the earth and blocks the sun, according to NASA's total eclipse website.

This list describes when to wear your glasses and when you can safely look at the eclipse, only during totality! With your back to the Sun, look at your hands' shadow on the ground. The total eclipse is only as bright as the full moon and not risky.

"Additionally", Mountain View pastor Buddy Hanson said, "if our parking lot is utilized for eclipse watchers, we will take that opportunity to try and share the gospel".

It is only when a part of the Moon passes through the umbra, a partial lunar eclipse is seen.

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