March 21 2018

Avoid looking directly at the sun during partial solar eclipse - Health Ministry

March 21 2018, 10:17 | Frederick Owens

NASA’s projection of the August 21 solar eclipse. Image NASA

NASA’s projection of the August 21 solar eclipse

Those who live outside of the path will still be able to view a partial eclipse; the upstate NY area will experience an eclipse of 74 percent magnitude.

The solar eclipse will be visible next week on Monday, August 21 across North America.

It's been 38 years since a total eclipse was visible from the continental United States - and even then it was visible only in the U.S. Northwest & Canada.

According to NASA, to see a total eclipse you must be in the path of totality, a thin ribbon approximately 70 miles wide.

The eclipse will still be visible outside this range, but it will not be as dramatic.

"You don't want to view the eclipse without proper coverage", West-Finkle said.

As we all know, the Earth revolves around the Sun, and the Moon revolves around the Earth. Every park in the city will have festivities going on at the time of the eclipse as well.

The path of the eclipse on August 21. Image NASA
The path of the eclipse on August 21. Image NASA

-Turn your headlights on - do not rely on your automatic headlights when the eclipse blocks out the sun.

Will students in school be able to see the eclipse? . The first part is called the penumbra, which is a partial shadow.

Saying the glasses may not be safe for viewing Monday's solar eclipse, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center said Friday it's recalling eclipse glasses sold in its gift shop.

On Monday afternoon, the eclipse will begin about 1:20, reach its maximum at 2:43 and end at 4. Take a minute to look at an area of dappled sunlight during this time, like light filtering through tree branches - you will see little crescent shapes within them.

Health officials recommend a special solar filter - either eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer - to see the eclipse. They must meet a very specific worldwide standard known as ISO 12312-2. These can be eclipse glasses, a pinhole viewer, a live stream from the NASA website or watching the shadows of leaves on the ground.

I really can't find glasses, is it SO bad if I just look at the eclipse naked-eyed for a sec?

Still, Rick Smith of the National Weather Service in Norman says places like the PV and Garvin County area should still experience most of this rare sight. The American Astronomical Society has released a list of trusted manufacturers for eclipse glasses.

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