Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly


It will reach South Carolina's Atlantic shore some 90 minutes later. Off in the northwest, the sky will appear dramatically darker in the final seconds before totality as the moon's shadow comes racing in your direction at more than 1,000 miles per hour.

And that concept has allowed us to work in a few synchronous Easter eggs, sort of like the ones you're supposed to get if you play Dark Side of the Moon alongside The Wizard of Oz.

The part of Virginia that will see the greatest eclipse is the part closest to the line of totality, and the Cumberland Gap area in the far southwestern tip of the state will have 98 percent of the sun obscured.

¯Don't forget your eclipse glasses.

"Normal sunglasses will not offer the required protection", Mukherjee said. Even special glasses that meet specifications should not be used if they are more than a year or two old, or if they are crinkled or have scratches.

Yes. You can keep regular glasses on.

Smolinski said instead of spending the solar eclipse glued to your phone, take a break from technology.

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According to surviving records, efforts were already underway more than 4,000 years ago.

Researchers will be able to test their simulations against recordings of the actual eclipse and corona, and use the analysis to improve their understanding of the relationship between the sun's rotation, magnetic fields and corona.

Identify the best places to view the total eclipse.

Can I use welder's glass to watch the eclipse? .

Solar specs are an absolute must if you want to safely view Monday's solar eclipse. I remember it best in 1991 in Baja California: a cool breeze came with the disappearing sun and a sense of relaxation, the way you feel after sunset at the end of a steamy day.

The St. Louis Post Dispatch quoted David Baron, author of "American Eclipse", as saying the Indonesian government even advised "pregnant women to stay indoors during a solar eclipse", but no longer does. "By blocking the sun's light, the moon casts a shadow that turns day into an eerie twilight here on Earth", USA Today explains.

Overcast weather is unlikely but scattered clouds could briefly block our view of the eclipse.

Can I take pictures of the eclipse? .

Seek expert advice from an astronomer before using a solar filter with a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device.

Some universities and science museums in Canada will be distributing the glasses for free at viewing parties across the country on Monday.

Yes, but it will be indirect.

It will still look like daytime here during the eclipse, though you might sense it's not the usual mid-afternoon brightness. Pinhole projectors are an easy way to indirectly view the eclipse. If the forecast for Western Kentucky calls for overcast skies, I'll probably be knee-deep in a creek that holds brown trout or smallmouth bass.