Mark Manocha: Practice eye safety for the solar eclipse

CSCC is planning eclipse viewing party for faculty, staff and students

CSCC is planning eclipse viewing party for faculty, staff and students

This event is free and open to the public.

There are several viewing opportunities and gatherings for those staying in Lubbock, many providing eclipse viewing glasses, including the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party happening at the Science Spectrum, which is sponsored by KFYO. If the Moon is far from the Earth when it passes through the rays of our Sun, the Eclipse is called annular. From about 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. on Monday, August 21 the "Great American Solar Eclipse" will roll across the Great Northwest to Appalachia, then off the coast of SC.

The path goes just south of the IN border, which means Fort Wayne will experience a partial solar eclipse with about 85 percent of the sun blocked, Science Central Executive Director Martin S. Fisher said IN a news release.

In other areas of partial eclipse, different parts of the sun will be visible.

You will notice in the shadows of tree leaves that the light spaces in between the leaves will show a bunch of tiny eclipses, acting like a bunch of pinhole projectors in one area.

To view the solar eclipse directly without damage to your eyes, you need special solar filter glasses.

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Can this be compared to solar eclipse? For those who are in Sydney, the eclipse will start by 1:50 am. Hence, people travel to see a total solar eclipse and eclipse day will see many Americans on the road - adjusting their plans as some places have a cloudy forecast perhaps while others appear more promising. There will also be all-ages astronomy activities and food trucks. NASA also released a list of suggested manufacturers and retailers. Sunglasses, even very dark glasses, are not safe for looking at the sun.

To safely view the eclipse, pick up ISO certified eclipse glasses. If it is scratched or damaged, throw it away.

Always supervise children using solar filters.

GFC-MSU will have approximately 500 eclipse-safe viewing glasses available to students, faculty, staff and the community on a first-come, first-served basis during the viewing. Alternatively, you can purchase them online, but be careful to only get products that comply with the ISO 12312-2 worldwide safety standard for filters for direct viewing of the sun. "You certainly do not want to look at it here in Evansville and you want to wear the solar eclipse glasses the entire eclipse".

Don't expect to see this natural phenomenon with the naked eye.

Both recommended against using a camera or binoculars to photograph or look at the sun during an eclipse. The filter should always go on the front of the device.

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