The Total Solar Eclipse, scheduled to occur on 21 August, is making headlines.
But the total eclipse, when the sun passes behind the moon, will be fleeting. The total solar eclipse will travel from OR to SC and cross over 21 national park units and 7 trails.
Viewers ask us at WBIR every day where they can buy solar eclipse glasses.
Considering that demand, the American Astronomical Society has updated its safety advice "in response to alarming reports" of unsafe eclipse-viewers popping up online. The closer you get to the northwest-to-southeast line, though, the more spectacular your show will be, with nearly all states enjoying at least an 80 percent coverage.
The next total solar eclipse visible in the United States will be April 8, 2024, and Tupper Lake will be almost dead center in the path of totality.
Merlo recommends people to use camera and telescope solar filters too as staring straight into the sun through a lens of a camera has potential to permanently damage the eye. "Because some sun will still be visible in Vermillion, it is particularly important that people protect themselves with the proper eyewear if they are planning to view the eclipse".
The umbra, defining the 70-mile-wide shadow where the sun's disk will be completely blocked out, will be at its closest to the space station at 2:23 p.m.
There are alternative methods to indirectly view the partially eclipsed sun. Even if you are not in the direct line of the eclipse, you might still want to head outside to see a partial eclipse. However, with the eclipse coming up, eclipse glasses are becoming harder and harder to find. The eclipse will move from the West Coast to the East Coast, ending near Columbia, South Carolina, at 2:44 p.m.
Scientists and amateur astronomers have been using NASA data to plan their eclipse trips for years.
Here in the Adirondacks, the eclipse will be around 62 percent, creating a crescent sun.
"The sunlight gets really concentrated off the sun, so that concentration of the energy - it's like taking a big light and focusing it like a laser, and that concentration of light can cause retinal holes ... that potential damage to the retina is pretty much irreversible". "Our library will continue to distribute glasses until supplies run out, which will be very soon".