Unsafe eclipse glasses in circulation

24 July, 2017, 01:54 | Author: Rolando Keller
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It would be too much to expect clear skies along the entire path of the eclipse across the continental USA, but August is one of the sunniest months of the year for most of the country.

The total solar eclipse is to occur on Aug 21, 2017.

Answer: Yes, assuming the skies are clear, Winston-Salem should get a good view of the eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21.

An alternative method for safe viewing of the partially-eclipsed Sun is with a pinhole projector.

"NASA has been alerted there are unsafe paper solar glasses being distributed", the USA space agency said.

The solar eclipse will be seen across continental United States, and during August's eclipse NASA is intent on gathering information from folks across the country regarding how drastically temperatures will shift.

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In the Winston-Salem area, according to Eclipsewise.com, the eclipse will be visible starting about 1:12 p.m., reaching its maximum coverage at 2:41, and ending about 4:03. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun.

"It's important that individuals take the responsibility to check they have the proper solar eclipse viewing glasses". "That exception is during totality, when the moon completely blocks the dazzlingly bright face of the sun".

"But, only with special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer, you can safely look directly at the Sun", the statement added.

Hopkinsville is on the center line for one of the longest times of total eclipse in the nation.

And the Kaleideum also has special glasses for sale in its gift shop now for $2 each.

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