Humans would be watching the total solar eclipse in amazement, but some events may be lost on those who are too focused on watching the sun and moon in action. Here in Michiana, we will see the sun become 90 percent eclipsed by the moon, which will still require glasses, which can be found easily on the internet.
"Unscrupulous vendors can grab the ISO logo off the internet and put it on their products and packaging even if their eclipse glasses or viewers haven't been properly tested", the society said. Sometime between C1 and C2, two other events happen, but only those in the path of totality have the privilege of actually seeing them.
On August 21st there will be a total solar eclipse visible in parts of the United States.
Eric Hamilton, a UW-Madison science writer, said he was surprised by how many attendees at Madison eclipse talks so far indicated that they planned to travel for a better view of the astronomical event.
"[The view no matter where you are] is still pretty good", Jackie Faherty, an astronomer at the American Museum of Natural History, said in an interview. And it's been almost a century since a total solar eclipse was visible coast to coast.
NASA's Total Eclipse page reports the solar eclipse will begin darkening US skies in Madras, Oregon at 9:05 a.m. PDT, move south east through SC, and leave the East Coast at 4:06 p.m EDT.
The Eclipse Megamovie project has assembled a group of some 1,500 officially trained volunteers to photograph the eclipse all along its path using digital single lens reflex and mirrorless cameras with telephoto lenses.
NEVER look at the eclipse with the naked eye, even at 93% coverage the Sun is still very bright and can cause eye damage.
It adds: "These companies may be found online and the glasses ordered, but you really need to order your glasses many months in advance because of the anticipated huge audience that could number in the hundreds of millions".
On August 21st, the great American eclipse will descend upon the United States, casting its shadow from coast to coast for the first time since 1918.
"You can't use sunglasses; you can't use welder's goggles", Mick said.
"If you wear (prescription) glasses, keep them on". Solar viewing glasses will be provided while supplies last.
There are a lot of questions and concerns people have about properly viewing this once in a lifetime event. He explained a few different ways of viewing and identifying space phenomena, including binoculars, telescopes and smartphone apps.
Austin Peay's Fortera Stadium will open to the public at 11:30am that day for the public to view the eclipse.
He worked instead as an educator, and moved to Hudson in 2003, where he noticed there was no aerospace industry or planetarium anywhere nearby.
"At night, think of how long it takes to get dark".