Pioneer Library System to focus on solar eclipse

Free eclipse glasses are also being handed out for free at local libraries where supplies last. “In our lifetime، this is the best eclipse to see،” said Greg Earle، engineer at Virginia Tech in the US.

Q: Safety. You said it’s unsafe to look directly – what do you do?

On Aug. 21, you’ll find him in Casper, Wyo., for what’s being called the “Great American Eclipse“.

Of course, if it’s a cloudy day, most of this will be mute!

Partial eclipses are bit more common, and if you are up for travelling, you can even turn it into a total eclipse experience. And, some other third-party sellers on the site are giving vague estimates as to when the glasses will arrive or be back in stock, meaning they could arrive before or after the eclipse. As a father, I’m even more concerned.

Each pair was a dollar plus tax. Scientists will study the sun’s magnetic field and determine how energy moves through the Sun and out into space. I learned that the hard way as a child during a partial eclipse in 1978.

The last time a full eclipse swept coast to coast across the continental United States was 99 years ago. The path of total shadow will be 60 miles wide. This is when the moon will briefly block out the sun completely. Now is the time to remove your solar eclipse glasses.

To get the exact times for your chosen location, visit – and be prepared for exactly what you’ll witness during this historic event.

“She said the sun will be covered up and all we’ll see is an orange ring”, she said.

Portland resident Dan Fellini bought a pack of four solar eclipse glasses with his wife and a friend. During each eclipse season, there are at least two eclipses visible from some parts of the Earth. “The people who see the total eclipse are in the center of the moon’s shadow when it hits Earth”. Well, not exactly night.

“We had a training day on August 3, a professional learning day”, said David Thacker, middle school curriculum director for Whitfield County Schools.

And even if it’s cloudy, it will be interesting to see it get almost dark around lunchtime.

Fienberg said it can be hard to tell the difference between authentic and counterfeit glasses…so he recommends using NASA’s list of reputable sellers.

After purchasing them, I of course tried them out. In anticipation of the event, companies have been trying to cash in by selling said glasses, even if they are fake and would do nothing to protect a viewers eyes.

Now imagine the cheap magnifying glass being replaced with the advanced optics of today’s binoculars or telescopes. However, the moon’s orbit and the sun’s path in our sky don’t match up exactly, so at most of those new moon events, the moon appears above or below the sun. Kind of neat, but something I’m going to do everyday.

Sedlacek is far from the only person traveling to get a better view of the eclipse.

Go to and search solar eclipse for more information.

Before looking at the sun, stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar filters.

Here are some safety tips, courtesy of NASA.

” Always read and follow all directions that come with the solar filter or eclipse glasses”. The light that remains after being filtered is then magnified by the instrument to bring the sun’s surface closer to the viewer. Note that solar filters must be attached to the front of any telescope, binoculars, camera lens, or other optics. Viewing an eclipse without proper equipment can result in damage to the eyes, some of which can be permanent.

Q: Can you use regular sunglasses? Such warnings are outdated and do not apply to eclipse viewers compliant with the ISO 12312-2 standard adopted in 2015. NASA suggests the following: cross the outstretched, slightly open fingers of one hand over the outstretched, slightly open fingers of the other. Otherwise, use an indirect method such as looking at the sun’s shadow through a pinhole. “I thought we should definitely participate and make it available to the public to be able to come here and watch it safely”. He is known for issuing comical posts.

21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station. It is very likely this is the end of life on this planet as we know it.