Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Seminar

Kathy McNeilly second from right director of the Oak Ridge Public Library and library employees presented a pair of solar eclipse glasses to City Manager Mark Watson center on Thursday Aug. 10 2017. Also

Kathy McNeilly second from right director of the Oak Ridge Public Library and library employees presented a pair of solar eclipse glasses to City Manager Mark Watson center on Thursday Aug. 10 2017. Also

"When the eclipse happened and it went total, we were in about 30 seconds of eclipse that day". This astronomical event is a unique opportunity for scientists studying in the shadow of the Moon, but it's also a flawless opportunity to capture unforgettable images. However, at totality, when the Moon completely blocks the Sun, make sure to remove the filter so you can see the Sun's outer atmosphere - the corona. According to NASA, the total eclipse lasted just over a minute.

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.

#3 - Look Up, Down, All Around While the Sun is the most commanding element of an eclipse, keep in mind to look around you.

"The best thing to do is to cover the camera lens with a solar filter during the moments before (and after) totality when the sunlight is still blinding".

Tickets, which include the cost of eclipse-viewing glass-es, are $12, $10 for children 12 and younger, and $7 for Planetarium members.

"We've SOLD OUT of Eclipse Glasses!"

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The library in Harker Heights also is holding an eclipse party on the back patio and will provide free glasses for the first 200 people. Solar filters must be placed over the outer element of telephoto lenses, telescopes or binoculars.

Watching the celestial event is a rare experience, but it also carries a lot of dangers.

The American Astronomical Society has listed manufacturers of eclipse glasses on their site, which are verified to be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 worldwide safety standard. Using a tripod can help you stabilize the camera and avoid taking blurry images during the low lighting.

The AAS and NASA have posted a list of reputable solar filter brands, retail distributors and online dealers.

While you're out perfecting your flawless eclipse shot, don't forget to stop and look at the eclipse with your own eyes.

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