What kind of glasses do you need to view the eclipse safely?

However, the coverage was only about 20 percent to 60 percent.

We are just 10 days away from the first total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years.

“A total eclipse is such a rare occurrence, for many in the USA, this will be the first time in their life they can see one”, said CNN Senior Meteorologist Brandon Miller.

The solar eclipse is August 21.

Camp sites in OR have been winning at an auction for $500 a night, compared to the normal $28 a night, and some premium spots with unobstructed views are going for $2,000. The safe ones to use cost just a few dollars and can be found by the hundreds in boxes at the observatory during its regular hours, the Wild Center museum in Tupper Lake and at the observatory’s viewing party. The path of the total solar eclipse will cut throughout the U.S. and will be viewed by millions. The Adirondack Public Observatory’s viewing event will last from 12:30 p.m.to 4.

The interaction consisted of an interesting presentation on Total Solar Eclipse containing the information on different types of eclipses, reasons behind them, research work going on in this field.

The eclipse will start at around 1:25 p.m. and last until around 3:55. With national news reports on the upcoming event, thousands of travelers making their way to the path of totality for optimal viewing and even several doomsday predictions, this eclipse has captivated much of the country.

A copy of an email sent to a customer who bought certain eclipse glasses. In Norfolk, you can expect a 90 percent blockage of the sun.

Made from an extremely opaque black polymer film containing fine carbon powder, true solar-safe lenses are created to screen out 250,000 times more visible light than would otherwise reach the naked eye, said B. Ralph Chou, a Canadian optometrist who led development of global standards for solar optics. Optometrists want to reinforce that the only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters or other ISO-certified filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers.

“With a solar eclipse, you don’t really need to necessarily know anything about astronomy to be captivated by it”, McGowan said. “It is way too bright to look at”, he said.

Peru marketing director Jason Hogue said the college has since reordered from a legitimate supplier. You can bring a chair and a lunch or purchase food from May the Cheese Be With You, a food truck, starting at noon. Watching the celestial event is a rare experience, but it also carries a lot of dangers.