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Bullard Intermediate School to host safe eclipse viewing event Monday

Bullard Intermediate School to host safe eclipse viewing event Monday

To tell the difference, he is advising residents to check the American Astronomical Society's website (eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters) for a list of trusted vendors selling solar glasses. The back of the stamp pane shows a map of the eclipse path. "During totality, take your eclipse glasses off".

She said a limited number of safety viewing glasses should be available at the library branches. The sun will look like a crescent moon.

Will you be in Southern California for the solar eclipse on August 21?

The path of the total eclipse, referred to as the path of totality, will sweep across the USA from the OR coast to the SC coast between 10:17 a.m. and 2:47 p.m.

Most of North Carolina will see a partial eclipse.

Total solar eclipses occur once every 12 to 18 months while partial solar eclipses, when the moon blocks only part of the sun, occur more frequently, though visibility varies, according to NASA.

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Viewers in Portland, Oregon, however, will see about 99.4% of the eclipse, with the best view at 10:19 am PT.

The Midwestern state has the distinction of having the longest total eclipse duration in the US.

Barton explained that it's the first time in nearly four decades, that the moon will pass between the sun and the earth and will cross the entire USA continent. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a really simple guide online to help you get started.

"Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun; they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight", the site explains.

The National Park Service is also encouraging visitors to view the eclipse safely by using eclipse glasses or a hand-held solar viewer and to not look into the sun directly as it can cause permanent eye damage. UCLA will have specially filtered solar telescopes that protect the eyes while revealing stunning details of the sun, such as enormous clouds of ejected solar material, and surface features such as sunspots, which can be larger than the Earth. If you want to experience totality (100 percent of the sun's rays being blocked), you need to travel north just a bit. The filter can also be put in front of a camera, helping to capture the spectacular event. Or, just watch the eclipse indirectly - through a live stream on the internet, instead.

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