TN Dept. of Health Chimes in on Total Eclipse in TN

TN Dept. of Health Chimes in on Total Eclipse in TN

TN Dept. of Health Chimes in on Total Eclipse in TN

But for decades, scientists say, people believed a total solar eclipse means doom.

The total solar eclipse on August 21st. means nothing more than an extremely rare occurrence of the moon casting a shadow on Earth.

So what are our chances here in the UK? "What you're gonna see is a dark outline of the moon take a bite out of the sun", says Andrew Kerr, manager of the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium.

As tempting as it may be, during Monday's solar eclipse; Don't. Those in northern parts of the country are expected to have the best visibility.

On average, a total solar eclipse can be visible from somewhere on Earth every 1.5 years. Never take off the eclipse glasses while you are looking at the sun. Here in the Bradenton area we won't see a total eclipse, but about 80 percent of the mid-day sun will be covered by the moon.

Experts say to watch only with reputable eclipse glasses that are marked with ISO 12312-2, which means the product met the global safety standard. "We encourage eclipse seekers to attend one of the many events planned across the region and enjoy your stay in Tennessee".

Protect your eyes. According to experts at NASA, special solar filters are required to protect your eyes from the harmful rays. Be extremely cautious if you can see other lights or normal brightness through the glasses, especially if you're not sure they were obtained through a reputable merchant or vendor.

In the Raleigh area, the eclipse should be visible from about 1:16 p.m.to 4:06 p.m. This app will also give you a countdown timer, and an interactive eclipse map that lets you drop a pin at a desired location to get directions.

Another tip: Projection is an easy and cheap way to view the eclipse. The Science Center will also have shields, that are much bigger and easy for kids to use.

You can visit totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com to find out which events will be providing eclipse glasses, and for an unofficial list of retailers who still have some in stock. So, even if something goes wrong and you can't get outside to view the eclipse, you can still watch it on your device. Note that solar filters must be attached to the front of any telescope, binoculars, camera lens, or other optics.

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