Solar Eclipse Safety | Naperville NCTV17

Solar Eclipse Safety | Naperville NCTV17

Solar Eclipse Safety | Naperville NCTV17

Scientists donated telescopes to trained volunteers to capture 90 minutes of the solar eclipse.

Again, do NOT use any eclipse glasses that aren't NASA-approved. The solar filters, which must meet the worldwide standard ISO 12312-2, are used in eclipse glasses and hand-held filters.

As always, safety comes first when viewing an eclipse. The ramifications of improperly viewing a solar eclipse can be permanent retinal damage and vision loss. Wearing ordinary sunglasses (or even multiple pairs) will not provide adequate eye protection.

You can order solar eclipse viewing glasses off websites like Amazon, just make sure they have the certification information with a designated ISO 12312-2 global standard. On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States all the way from OR to SC. To help you prepare, we've included links to resources - what you need to know and how to safely view the eclipse.

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If you are the victim of a scam or other unscrupulous business practice related to the eclipse, you can go to to open a complaint or report it to BBB Scam Tracker. Looking further down the road, we will get a chance to see totality here with the eclipse of April 8, 2024 - the northern edge of the narrow band of the umbra of our moon's shadow will pass right over IU Kokomo. But according to Business Insider, some glasses ordered from will not arrive on time for the eclipse.

First things first. For those wondering what exactly a solar eclipse is, it's when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, and the moon blocks the sun.

How does a total solar eclipse happen?

Maximum Partial Eclipse: 2:45 p.m. You won't be able to see any part of the eclipse if the view is obstructed by cloud cover.

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With a total solar eclipse crossing through the United States on August 21, here are a few reminders about what's to come and how to get the most of your astronomical experience.

An eclipse does not happen often. Meaning the sun is fully obscured by the moon.

The event team asked people planning to attend the free event to register. It will have a path 160 miles wide and the time of totality will be more than 6 minutes at its peak. "To see two total eclipses this close together is a very rare treat".

Major cities along the path include Corvallis, Albany and Lebanon, Oregon; Corvallis, Albany and Lebanon, Oregon; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Casper, Wyoming; Grand Island and Lincoln Nebraska.

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From noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St., will hold an AWS Special Abilities and Solar Eclipse Preparation Day for people with disabilities and for the general public.

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