Library hosts eclipse-themed events with free eclipse glasses

Library hosts eclipse-themed events with free eclipse glasses

Library hosts eclipse-themed events with free eclipse glasses

If you plan on participating in the event, just keep in mind to use ISO certified eye glasses to protect your eyesight. Well, consider that seeing even a 99 percent partial eclipse versus totality is like nearly winning the lottery versus winning the lottery. The moon won't be seen completely covering the sun in Central Florida, but the area will get 85 percent totality during this celestial phenomenon.

The city of Carbondale is near the middle of the eclipse path and at 1:20 p.m. local time will see the sun go out for 2 minutes and 37 seconds.

The sixth-graders will develop appropriate lessons for the lower grades, like making eclipse-related storybooks or videos, and younger students will draw or write about what happens during a solar eclipse. But with the population participating in the partial eclipse, I suspect there'll be some cases. Therefore, it will never be safe to watch the eclipse here without glasses. And you know what else you'll see if you aren't careful?

A week later, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, Skaneateles Library will host a talk by Dr. Damian Allis from Syracuse University: "A New Observer's Guide to the August 21st Solar Eclipse". This stretches from Lincoln Beach, Oregon, at 9:05 a.m. PDT to Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:48 p.m. EDT.

In the moments just before and after totality, for centuries, total eclipse viewers have reported seeing thin wavy shadowy lines, rapidly moving parallel to each other on "plain-colored surfaces". Filters for direct viewing of the Sun are typically sold in the form of wearable "eclipse glasses" or "eclipse shades" or as solar viewing cards that you hold in your hand. Although we have eclipses from time to time, this one is going to be pretty stellar, to say the least: Possibly the coolest solar event of your lifetime.

The manufacturer name and address should also be printed on the glasses-be sure it's one of the five NASA recommends.

Also on the back of the glasses should be a statement saying it meets the transmission requirements of (a set of numbers) and it will also say it meets the requirements of ISO and a code number, meaning it's safe.

The Fernbank Science Center has a simulation of what the eclipse will look like.

More than 6,800 libraries across the country are distributing safety-certified glasses for the August 21 eclipse, with many collaborating with scientists to hold viewing events and activities before and during the event. Furthermore, if the filters aren't scratched, punctured, or torn, you may reuse them indefinitely. To get ready, study this eclipse photography guide, written by NASA astronomer Fred Espenak.

Related news