Fake eclipse glasses could be risky

Fake eclipse glasses could be risky

Fake eclipse glasses could be risky

When the moon blocks the sun, it will cast two types of shadows. During those brief moments - when the moon completely blocks the sun's bright face for about two minutes - the day will turn into night, making visible the otherwise hidden solar corona, the sun's outer atmosphere. In the right place at the right time, people will see a total solar eclipse stretching about 100 kilometres wide. The moon is between the sun and Earth. Operators should expect delays to ground support, parking and possibly even approach sequencing to airports within these areas, she said.

Here in Tennessee, 35 counties are set to experience the eclipse in its totality, and for many of those counties, businesses are preparing for a massive influx of visitors. Cell phone providers like AT&T say they've been working ahead of schedule to keep data-hungry crowds connected. It will announce times for viewing partial phase phenomena and let you know when it's safe to remove eclipse eyewear. Sunglasses, or trying to look at it directly, can be severely harmful to your eyes and could cause blindness. A partial eclipse is just as rare. You might want to take your lunch break a bit late to check it out, as it will peak at 2:47 p.m.

The Hazelwood school district is slightly out of the path of totality and they are having school that day and they had done a lot of planning. Solar filters must be placed over the outer element of telephoto lenses, telescopes or binoculars. "Then you can actually project the sun on a piece of white paper".

When is the next total solar eclipse?

This eclipse is described as the first total solar eclipse visible to people in western states since February 1979 and it's predicted to be the last one like it until August 2045.

That's because this narrow path criss-crosses all over the Earth every six months to a year. With numerous airports hosting eclipse viewing events, Williams said NBAA "will monitor the situation and relay any traffic management initiatives put in place to members".

The next total solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024 and tract northeast from Texas to ME, crossing the path of the 2017 eclipse near Carbondale, Ill.

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