Solar eclipse Monday, view with caution

Solar eclipse Monday, view with caution

Whether people you know are traveling to see it or you've been seeing horoscopes based on it, chances are that by now, you know there's going to be a solar eclipse on Monday. Don't miss a thing.

The United States of America will witness a total solar eclipse in its skies on Aug 21that will cast a shadow cutting diagonally through the American mainland.

ยท The only time that you can look at the sun without a solar viewer is during a total eclipse.

One of the safest and most efficient ways to view the eclipse would be through Eyes on the Eclipse on the NASA Eclipse 2017 website. "The temperature could also actually decrease a few degrees during the eclipse in areas of totality and [places] close like we are", KIRO 7 PinPoint Meteorologist Morgan Palmer said.

The Commerce Public Library said it has a single pair of viewing glasses that visitors could share to get a quick look at the eclipse, but there is no viewing event scheduled for the library. The only way to safely look at the eclipse is with a pair of special eclipse glasses, or by using other methods, like the pinhole method, to look at the eclipse indirectly.

About 12 million people are estimated to live in the path of totality while tens of thousands of others are planning to travel to witness the event, many to remote parks and rangelands across the US heartland.

Are you prepared for the solar eclipse?

Fake, damaged, or un-certified glasses can cause a permanent burn inside the eye known as a "solar maculopathy". You will have to drive north and east to see 100%. A group of students will also travel down to SC or Tennessee to see the eclipse in its totality.

NASA shows how most of North America lies in the partial eclipse territory.

The eclipse begins at about 11:45 a.m. local time and ends at about 2:45 p.m. The glasses should be made by vendors on the American Astronomical Society's list not just any seller online who can make a replica, and the glasses should have a special stamp. Because the eclipse involves looking directly at the sun, standard sunglasses won't protect you against serious eye damage.

What is a solar eclipse and why is everyone so excited?

Where can I buy eclipse glasses or solar filters? . Here, we will see about 75 percent of the sun covered. We won't get to witness the very rare experience of the moon covering all but a sliver of the sun, so it's very unsafe for people to watch it with the naked eye.

With all of the excitement surrounding the upcoming eclipse, it is important for observers to be aware of viewing risks and follow key eye safety guidelines while enjoying the rare event. The image of the sun is safe to look at throughout the eclipse. Beginning in OR, it will travel across the United States to SC, crossing parts of Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina along the way. "That's the global certification that these are safe to use in the eclipse", Van Gelder said.

Trailside Nature and Science Center - Mountainside, 12 - 3 p.m.

Also: yeah, people in the olden days thought that eclipses were harbingers of doom.