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Weatherford ready for rare solar eclipse

Weatherford ready for rare solar eclipse

Then, cut a piece of aluminum foil to fit over the left hole and tape it in place. Just make sure other high-rise buildings do not obscure your view of the sun during that time of the day. Keep in mind that, as with a lot of events, the most interesting imagery isn't going to be the thing itself, the image might be what's behind you.

Viewers in New Orleans will be able to see the moon cover between 70 percent and 80 percent of the sun's surface during the eclipse.

Harrison, Oh - The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County - Harrison Branch will host a gathering during the solar eclipse beginning at around 2:30 p.m.

"The lines were circled around each branch", library spokeswoman Mary Barnett said.

Although Colorado is not included among those states to experience a total eclipse, it remains vital to educate yourself, as well as your family and friends, regarding how to protect yourselves from harm while enjoying this sometimes once-in-a-lifetime astronomical wonder.

"They have to be certified sunglasses", Paul said.

Filters which are not specifically designed for solar viewing do not adequately filter out harmful invisible rays and should not be used.

DeLaney herself plans to travel to the "path of totality" Monday to experience the total eclipse in eastern Tennessee.

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If a cloud moves over the sun, you miss the corona, Anderson said.

Local libraries giving out free eclipse glasses
During the total eclipse , you can see the corona - the sun's outer atmosphere - surrounding the moon. Americans will experience the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S.in 38 years Monday .


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At least one astronomy professor says otherwise. "You [can] pass the glasses around and take turns".

Find below a list of some of the best places to view the total eclipse this Monday.

DeLaney pointed out many people can make easy, low-cost projects themselves, such as pin-hole boxes, which provide safe ways to watch a shadow of the eclipse. "Absolutely not. It's only during a total solar eclipse that you can take off your eclipse glasses, look up where the sun should be with your naked eye and see a sky you've never seen before".

NASA is the best and really only source you need for your solar eclipse information both scientific and practical.

Staring directly at the sun, even if only briefly, can lead to permanent damage to your retina causing decreased vision or possible permanent blindness, known as solar retinopathy or solar maculopathy. And experts say smartphone photos of the eclipse likely won't be very good.

If glasses are scratched or damaged they should be thrown away.

Library officials said they've been receiving hundreds of calls from the community inquiring about the glasses.

The problem is that the manufacturer has not been approved.

Contrary to what some warnings make it sound like, solar retinopathy doesn't necessarily leave sufferers totally blind. The glasses will also be available for purchase on a first come, first served basis at the viewing party. That makes it remarkable, so that millions of Americans will have a chance to see the eclipse.

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