Whatever you decide to do, remember that cheap sunglasses can be worse than nothing at all, as they may encourage you to look directly into the sun.
“Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse”, said Sachin Bahmba, Chairman and Managing Director at Space Group, who is leading the team from India for the expedition.
And luckily, Best Buy has yet to run out of solar eclipse glasses that are advised to properly see the eclipse safely.
His work is among dozens of such science investigations taking place across the country, including a citizen science effort backed by the National Science Foundation, NASA, and other organizations to photograph the corona using 60 identical telescopes stationed at regular intervals along the so-called “path of totality”, the 70-mile wide lunar shadow that will race across the country in 90 minutes during the August 21 eclipse. When will another big eclipse be visible in the United States?
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Visit kentuckytourism.com/eclipse for a full list of eclipse activities across the state as well as important viewing safety reminders from the Kentucky Department of Health.
National parks and heritage sites offer an awesome setting for watching the eclipse.
The eclipse will start at around 1:25 p.m. and last until around 3:55. “We’ll come around one more time and from the station side we’ll see about an 85 percent eclipse of the sun looking up (at 4:17 p.m.)”.
Of course, the closer you get to the totality path the better your experience, but a partial solar eclipse is still pretty awesome and something that only comes along every few years.
“My family and I will be traveling to stay with a friend in Lincoln, Nebraska, the weekend before the eclipse”, she explains. “This is an once-in-a-lifetime event and we want to invite everyone to Kentucky to see the eclipse”.
“It’s not uncommon for there to be eclipses; they happen fairly regularly”, APO Vice President Seth McGowan said, “but a full eclipse is pretty spectacular looking, and the fact that it is just carving its way across the United States is not common at all”. “Although it’s likely to be a madhouse, I’m particularly interested in viewing from Homestead National Monument, where Bill Nye the Science Guy will be appearing”. “So we should be able to get really neat photos, with our filters, of the sun being occluded by the moon”.
Someone suffering from solar retinopathy will have a black spot in the middle of their vision.
“‘It’s so risky for people to look at the sun even for brief periods of time because you can cause permanent damage to the retina”, he says.