Not in the 2017 Solar Eclipse's Path? An Astrophysicist Has Some Advice

Pauline Gross
August 12, 2017

That's not saying that pets should be kept indoors during the eclipse, but if you plan on sharing the experience with the family's beloved pet, perhaps handing them their own pair of eclipse glasses is the safe way to go. "If you don't do that soon, it's going to be too late".

State Farm agent Vanessa Brown in West Knoxville is giving out eclipse glasses.

Merlo also explains it's important to make sure your solar eclipse glasses are certified, something that's hard to see.

Other retailers to try are Best Buy, Casey's General Store and Toys "R" Us.

Several area libraries, including the Sequoya and Alicia Ashman branch libraries in Madison, will also give free glasses to attendees of library events leading up to the eclipse.

For anyone planning to view the eclipse, proper eyewear is needed if you'd like to avoid solar retinopathy, which is damage that occurs to the eye's retina from prolonged exposure to solar radiation or other source of bright light, according to Vanderlei.

But the American Astronomical Society is now saying such a label is no longer adequate to verify glasses' safety.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the earth and the sun, blocking out our view of the sun.

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"Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse", said Sachin Bahmba, Chairman and Managing Director at Space Group, who is leading the team from India for the expedition. Working with partners, we can protect what is special about parks so that they are there for you to enjoy.

"The market is being flooded with counterfeits", he said.

I have had people ask about sunglasses, and even 3D glasses. NO!

The glasses from the State Farm agent and K Brew have an ISO 12312-2 stamp on the inside.

One Reddit user said that he/she was not looking forward to a trip to OR just to view the totality. Having a full solar eclipse happening from coast to coast in North America is a once-a-century occurrence. The focused sunlight can melt the filter and damage the eyes.

Podoll said the most impressive feature during a total solar eclipse is the solar corona, which is the outer atmosphere of the sun.

The mistake occurred on a Facebook event page for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas which will host a party for the solar eclipse on August 21. "Old fashioned pinhole viewers work just as good. and they cost nothing".

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