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Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Where? When? and How?

On Monday, August 21, 2017 the most awaited Solar Eclipse will be seen throughout North America. NASA has a Totality Map showing the actual path of the Solar Eclipse.

Those lucky to be in this path (Oregon to South Carolina, USA) will have an amazing experience, I know a few people who are already booking flights to take part in this extraordinary event.  The last time this type of event ran across North America was back in 1979.

For those who will not be able to witness this event in its full glory (Totality), you will be able to at least see a partial solar eclipse.  To find out how the solar eclipse will look in your area, visit Time and Date website, click on the “Eclipses in your City” to enter your location and play around with the animation provided by them to see how it will look to you.

Do’s and Don’ts

 

First and foremost, safety is paramount when looking straight at the sun.  As a result, unless you want to damage your eyes, I recommend using Eclipse Glasses – Safe Solar Eclipse Glasses and Viewers – 5 pack.

If you are an amateur photographer and don’t know how to take images of the eclipse, there are a few items you might want to try for your DSLR Camera or your telescope.  If you are the creative type and would like to make your own customized filter try using 6″x6″ Solar Filter Sheet for Telescopes, Binoculars and Cameras by Thousand Oaks Optical and then follow instructions on Youtube on how to make your own.

There are various items you can get to watch this event safely, from the most outrageous and expensive gizmo to the cheap version that makes you look like a geek with this geeky looking goggles Solar Eclipse Spectacles – Shade 14 Goggles CE Certified Safe Sun Viewing, Adjustable One Size Fits All, Better Than Glasses! Solar Filter and Viewer (Black).

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