Solar eclipse 2017: Here's how to view it without special glasses

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13 August, 2017

The Great American Eclipse, the first solar eclipse visible in all of America since 1979, is coming up fast.

For the first time in almost four decades, the United States will be affected by a total solar eclipse on August 21.

" Before looking up at the bright sun, stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer".

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.

The only safe way to look directly at the sun, whether during an eclipse or not, is through special-purpose solar filters.

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.

Amazon is refunding customer purchases for protective solar eclipse glasses that it hasn't been able to confirm come from a reputable manufacturer, according to a safety notification from the company. If they meet the standard, you shouldn't be able to see anything through a solar filter except the sun itself.

The NASA video above outlines how to make a device, using a cereal box, to safely view the eclipse.

Tweet Embed: https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/894665664828325889 Where are peeps buying eclipse glasses locally? If it is scratched or damaged, throw it away. Help children to use handheld solar viewers and eclipse glasses correctly. And, as retailers run out of eclipse glasses, some people are being duped by glasses that may look real, but that won't actually protect your eyes.

Top photographers will use powerful cameras fitted to telescopes to get the best shots, attaching sun filters so as not to ruin their camera (or their eyes) when preparing the shot. Viewers who purchase the glasses not knowing they are fake could be in for serious trouble.


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