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SOLAR ECLIPSE HAS INTERNET BUZZING ABOUT VIEWING GLASSES

Wow, the sun is partially blocked by the moon!

 

United States is abuzz over where to get viewing glasses you can try your local library this afternoon if you want to look directly at the sun; they should be giving away NASA approved glasses during the event). Others, who haven’t snagged their cardboard eclipse viewing glasses, are creating viewing boxes made of cereal boxes and aluminum foil to safely watch the moon block the sun from 1:20 p.m. until 4:00 pm EDT here in New York.

Another handy device, is viewing the eclipse in selfie mode from behind you, hint I would still suggest sunglasses or some type of sun diffusion protector for sunglare on glass/screen. This option seems to be the least safe option floating around the internet.

Welders glasses number 14 or higher are recommended by experts if you want to stare directly at the sun during the event.

Do not use a telescope.

Otherwise, here is the kid friendly way get your view on.

…or you can just watch it on T.V.

Not since 1918 has a solar eclipse with this wide of a viewing area been seen in the United States.

total solar eclipse will cross the United States from coast to coast on Monday, starting just after 10 a.m. local time in Oregon and ending just before 3 p.m. in South Carolina.

While New York is at 70 percent eclipse, fanatics and sun worshippers are traveling into “the path of totality”, in which, for about two minutes the sun will be completely blocked by the moon within a 40 mile radius coast to coast.

Because of planetary geometry, the total eclipse can last less than one minute in some areas, and as long as two minutes and 41 seconds in other places. The eclipse’s longest point of duration is near a small town called Makanda, Ill., population 600.

See NASA map below for Total solar Eclipse happening today, August 21, 2017.

Check out this link to view the computer module of New York’s 2 and half hour event.  Expect most sun blockage between 2:30-3 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO OF COMPUTER GENERATED ECLIPSE TO OCCUR FROM 1:20-4:00 p.m. EDT IN NEW YORK

 

WATCH A SEGMENT FROM CBS SUNDAY MORNING ABOUT TODAYS EVENT

 

 

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