“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. This is when the moon will briefly block out the sun completely.
The Great American Eclipse, the first solar eclipse visible in all of America since 1979, is coming up fast. You will need special eclipse or solar viewers to look at the sun safely.
“The eclipse turns off the ionosphere’s source of high-energy radiation،” said Bob Marshall، a space scientist at University of Colorado Boulder in the US.
In addition to its preparation event, the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society also will help people experience the solar eclipse by having members out from noon to 3 p.m. August 21 in the plaza outside the main library, a group news release said. The Bravas and Ragin’ Cajun food trucks also will be parked nearby so people can enjoy food while they watch.
With a week left until Oregon’s anticipated total solar eclipse, Amazon has issued a recall for some eclipse glasses the retail giant says might not have come from a recommended manufacturer.
Many local libraries are handing out glasses on the day of the eclipse, possibly before, so check out that possibility. They also have a solar filter for cameras for only $20 (*which are also getting hard to find). If it is scratched or damaged, throw it away.
In areas where it’ll be a total solar eclipse, from the Pacific Northwest through Missouri and down to SC, it’ll still get really dark – pitch black like night – even if overcast.
Always supervise children using solar filters. Even very dark sunglasses can not protect your eyes while looking directly at the sun.
As eclipse glasses sell out at retailers across the United States, customers are panicking as they realize that their glasses may not arrive in time for the once-in-a-lifetime event. The filter should always go on the front of the device.