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What kind of glasses do you need to view the eclipse safely?

We've been hearing a lot about the total solar eclipse that lasts for 2 minutes, but let me clear this up: It will not be a total eclipse here in Michiana, and it doesn't just last 2 minutes. While the scientific aspects of an eclipse are fascinating, McGowan also says one is not required to be interested in any of that to appreciate the astrological anomaly.

Before looking at the sun, stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar filters.

The AAS and NASA have posted a list of reputable solar filter brands, retail distributors and online dealers. Here's why: Looking at the sun, even for 20-30 seconds, can damage your retina.

Amazon is sending emails to customers who bought certain solar eclipse glasses from a third-party seller, recommending to the buyers to not use them. If you're planning on viewing the rare event, it's important that you protect your eyes, since looking directly into the sun can damage them.

Made from an extremely opaque black polymer film containing fine carbon powder, true solar-safe lenses are created to screen out 250,000 times more visible light than would otherwise reach the naked eye, said B. Ralph Chou, a Canadian optometrist who led development of global standards for solar optics. The glasses will be given out while supplies last, the library staff said.

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The live streaming will be done from Idaho in the United States using a 50 mm f/5 finderscope, a small auxiliary telescope mounted on an Astrotrac tracker - the main astronomical telescope - to follow the Sun. According to Levy, all you need is a piece of paper with a hole in it. The sky will darken in an unnatural way, the temperature can drop several degrees, and birds may fly to roost, thinking night is coming. What exactly is a solar eclipse, though, and how does it differ from the lunar eclipses we talk about every now and then?

American space agency NASA estimates that more than 300 million people will be able to view the most awaited celestial event.

"If you are religious, it's a religious experience".

In ancient China, people believed a dragon was eating the sun, so they would bang pots and pans to scare it away. "The shadow itself is traveling at about roughly 1,500 miles an hour, and it ends in Charleston, South Carolina, around 2:45 or so p.m. local time". Observatory directors will also share more of the science and mythology behind eclipses throughout history.

It will also be the first total solar eclipse visible from any of the Lower 48 states since 1979.

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