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Scammers selling fake solar eclipse glasses

Scammers selling fake solar eclipse glasses

By the way, if you're hoping to check out a total solar eclipse in CT, unfortunately you'll have to wait until May 1st, 2079 to see it.

Sun, Moon & Stars, Saturday, August 19, from 10:30 to 11:30 am.at the Havre de Grace Library.

"The moon has a two-part shadow the central part called the Umbra which is where you'll see the total solar eclipse", said said astronomer Ken Wilson. "We think people of all ages and backgrounds will find the solar eclipse to be an experience they will remember the rest of their lives". He said the library has only 200 pairs to distribute beginning at 11 a.m. August 21, the day of the eclipse.

The key at all times, eclipse day or not, is to be aware and to not look at the sun unless you are sure that you have taken the proper steps to protect your eyes.

With solar safety glasses available at every counter and an expected 2-7 million Americans traveling to the path of totality-the almost 3,000-mile-long arc from the coast near Salem, Ore., to Charleston, S.C., in which a view of the total eclipse is possible-it is clear that eclipse fever has swept the country.

Experts warn that looking at the sun without protection - or inadequate protection, such as using regular sunglasses - can cause lasting vision problems.

"We're about 1.2 miles off of NASA's pinpoint marker on the map that shows the greatest place for total eclipse", he added.

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But if do it yourself is not really your thing, there are other ways to get involved in the eclipse experience.

"The moon moves faster than the earth spins". While it may be tempting to do so, don't look at the eclipse with the naked eye. To view the eclipse, you'll need something at a 12, 13 or 14.

Sun watchers gather around telescopes fitted with white light solar filters.

Times for partial and total phases of the eclipse vary depending on your location.

Rice plans to take a road trip to Sweetwater, Tennessee, to see the full eclipse. It blocks the sun and the sunlight and casts a shadow over the earth.

If, somehow, you miss the big eclipse, you've got seven years to prepare for the next one. By following these simple rules, you can safely enjoy the view and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.


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