Solar eclipse glasses distributed by Northeast Community College are certified and safe for viewing the Monday, Aug. 21, eclipse. Check with your eye doctor for information about safely viewing the eclipse.
Here in Lubbock, around 75 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon.
Scientists say the eclipse will give us an unprecedented view of the solar atmosphere never seen before.
This forecast will no doubt change, but it's evident that several weather systems could come into play, ending the party in some spots by early that afternoon.
For those wanting to see the full eclipse without having to travel, the next solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 will place Corsicana directly under the path of totality. Tips for avoiding summer festival scams can also help you separate real eclipse events from fake ones.
In the eclipse's "path of totality", the sun will shrink to a sliver before going completely dark for about two and a half minutes.
Solar eclipses happen when the moon passes between the earth and the sun in such a way that its shadow falls onto the earth.
The last Total Solar eclipse seen in the United States was almost 40 years ago in 1979, when solar power wasn't even a player in the energy industry yet. When a total solar Eclipse is the Sun you can see the so-called crown. The AOA encourages ordering solar eclipse glasses in advance and recommends referring to the American Astronomical Society's site for a list of manufacturers. Finally, the moon's rotation continues, creating another partial eclipse as the moon moves away from the sun. Stand with your back to the eclipse and look at your hands' shadow on the ground.
On Aug. 21, the total eclipse path, called the path of totality, is only about 70 miles wide crossing the USA from west to east.
The easiest way to watch safely if you don't have the eclipse glasses is to use a pinhole projector.
Apple already confirmed that the iPhone can take pictures of the upcoming solar eclipse no problemo, but that's not all there is to it, if you are planning on documenting this galactic event with your smartphone.
Glasses certified for safe viewing should note they meet the ISO 12312-2 global safety standard, according to the AAS.