Saturday, 19 August, 2017

Solar eclipse 2017: How to make sure your eclipse glasses are safe

Library to host solar eclipse programs Join millions across history on Aug. 21
Connie Andrews | 04 August, 2017, 00:15

In case you weren't aware, there's a pretty major natural phenomenon set to pass over the United States later this month, a total solar eclipse.

In ancient times people feared eclipses, which occur when the tilt of the earth's orbit around the sun and the moon's orbit around the earth are just right during a new moon phase for the moon to line up exactly over that big golden orb. SC will experience the final moments of total darkness at 2.49pm Eastern time.

Cantore and Abrams will anchor live coverage of the eclipse as it crosses the country over the course of the day. If he positioned the moon between the earth and the sun, then he probably drew something like the diagram at MrEclipse.com depicting Solar Eclipse Geometry (the image is copyrighted, otherwise we would display it here, but you can see for yourself).

You can join the party on August 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.at the Palmyra Cove Nature Park Environmental Discovery Center, Route 73, for the opportunity to view one of nature's most stunning displays.

Cardboard frames for solar-eclipse glasses are stacked in the American Paper Optics factory Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Bartlett, Tenn. The library has three events planned, at which each person will receive one pair of free glasses. While the path of totality is quite small, the eclipse will be visible in part from a much wider area. Due to "alarming reports of potentially unsafe eclipse viewers", the astronomical society has compiled a list of 11 manufacturers whose glasses meet the ISO specifications. Tennessee Nashville hasn't had a total solar eclipse since July 29, 1478.

Hotels along the path of totality have been booked solid for a year, and Stark said to expect heavy traffic to and from the totality path, which stretches from OR to SC.

The project, called Eclipse America, also has an entire website dedicated to learning about the event. These types of "eclipse glasses" have a thin layer of chromium or aluminum deposited on the surface that protect our eye from harmful infrared and visible light rays.

The eclipse itself will start at about 1:30 p.m. and reach its peak at about 2:20.

Hawley, a physics and astronomy professor and the director of engineering physics at the University of Kansas, advised booking any travel tickets and hotel reservations way ahead of time and to expect plenty of traffic on the road.

Have certification information with a designated ISO 12312-2 global standard. One of the flaps, you'll cover with aluminum foil.

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