Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Watch for knockoffs: Unsafe glasses flood market ahead of eclipse

Watch for knockoffs: Unsafe glasses flood market ahead of eclipse

The path is pretty narrow - around 60 to 70 miles. It is, unlike solar, can be several times a year.

The coming total solar eclipse will pass from OR to SC.

A total solar eclipse is coming august 21, and you will need special spectacles to view it. Sunglasses will not protect your eyes.

You'll have to hit the road to see the full splendor of the upcoming solar eclipse, but there still will be quite the show if you stay put in Florida.

Here are the steps you must take, according to NASA.

Solar filters that are safe produce a view of the sun that is comfortably bright, in focus and surrounded by black sky.

Although the glare of the sun will seem like it's less harsh during the partial eclipse, it's still highly damaging to your eyes.

Do not watch the partial eclipse through a camera lens, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device. That is why it is important to use solar filters, or eclipse glasses.

We're just days away from a solar eclipse - and you're not going to want to miss it.

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Researchers will also take advantage of the rare eclipse to study the sun and the Earth using instruments on the ground and in space. So isn't 85% good enough? Alternatively, you can purchase them online, but be careful to only get products that comply with the ISO 12312-2 worldwide safety standard for filters for direct viewing of the sun.

If you've already purchased a pair of specs, AAS has a tip for testing them out.

When is the next solar eclipse?

On the origin of the solar Eclipse all know: Earth, Moon and Sun line up, the Moon covers the sun's light falling on Earth, causing the dark shadow on the planet.

"Representatives from NASA will be here that afternoon giving presentations on the eclipse", Regan said.

With regard to humanity's fascination with solar eclipses, Stojkovic adds, "Our sun is directly related to all forms of life on Earth, so its disappearance, even for a few minutes, was historically associated with some dire predictions - like natural catastrophes, big wars, deaths of kings, etc".

Meade said: 'See, the day of the lord is coming - a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger - to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.

According to NASA, the first contact of the moon and sun will be seen in Lincoln Beach, Oregon at 9:05 AM PDT and it will be last seen in Charleston, South California at 2:40 PM EDT.

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