As millions of Americans prepare to view the upcoming solar eclipse, vendors are stocking up on - and in some cases running out of - specialized viewers needed to avoid potentially serious and permanent eye damage.
In the path of totality, the moon will pass in between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow on earth and blocking the sun's light, UV, and Infrared Radiation.
Stay with ABC 17 News and ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather as we continue to bring you more information on the 2017 total solar eclipse.
With all the excitement about the Great American total solar eclipse expected to happen in just a few short weeks, it is important to remember that even our pets are going to experience the rare celestial event as well.
"Not to mention, if you are viewing the eclipse from Vermillion or the surrounding region, we are not on the path of totality, and at least some of the sun will be visible the entire time - so proper eye protection is paramount", she said. Safety glasses for viewing will be on hand for free while supplies last.
Yes. You need to use some sort of special protection for your eyes, whether it be eclipse glasses, or shade #14 welder's glass.
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The much anticipated eclipse of 2017 is nearly here. "Looking directly at the sun - as one might be drawn to do just before and after the totality - requires safe glasses or solar projectors", Heggestad said. "Normally if you look directly at the sun, the natural response is to squint, shield your eyes, blink or turn away".
Johann Berkowski captured the total solar eclipse in 1851. The partial solar eclipse (weather permitting) will be at 2:13 p.m. "This is an once-in-a-lifetime event and we want to invite everyone to Kentucky to see the eclipse". While the scientific aspects of an eclipse are fascinating, McGowan also says one is not required to be interested in any of that to appreciate the astrological anomaly.
Will you be watching the eclipse? . Mining the data from NASA, here are all the total solar eclipses touching the USA over the next 100 years. "We call it solar retinopathy and it's really very close to burning a hole in the retina".
Experts recommend being careful when it comes to buying glasses or viewers through a third-party seller, such as Ebay or Amazon.