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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

The last time the USA saw a total eclipse was in 1979.

If you miss this one, there's another total eclipse coming in 2024, not as long a wait, Stark said. NebraskaOn eclipse day, put on your special glasses and view the big show from the Lincoln Saltdogs baseball stadium, which is hosting an eclipse-themed game.

Here's the Earth. Here's the moon.

The planetarium has stocked thousands of eclipse glasses, available in the gift shop for one dollar each. The eclipse on August 21 has a narrow path of totality (about 70 miles wide) which goes across the entire country from OR to SC.

Dr. Randy Fitzgerald of Advanced Vision Care in Burlington says that directly viewing the sun as the moon passes in front of it can be unsafe.

Here's everything you need to know about this rare and striking astronomical event.

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SC public safety officials are giving out eclipse tips like "Don't look at the sun while driving". The event aims to help people avoid the traffic jams and watch the partial eclipse here in Twin Falls.

There are four main types of solar eclipse: partial, annular, total and hybrid.

Hotels along the path of totality have been booked solid for a year, and Stark said to expect heavy traffic to and from the totality path, which stretches from OR to SC. The relatively thin path of totality will sweep across portions of 14 USA states: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and SC. They also are not visible during every total eclipse. GeekWire also noted that T-Mobile will be "boosting capacity across the path of totality", according to a spokesperson for the company, with a particular focus on Oregon.

In Nashville, Tennessee, the eclipse starts at 11:58 a.m. CDT and totality begins at 1:27 p.m. CDT, lasting for a little under 2 minutes.

NASA states that the American Astronomical Society has verified five manufacturers of eclipse glasses and solar viewers that meet the ISO 12312-2 global standard for such products: American Paper Optics, Baader Planetarium (AstroSolar Silver/Gold film only), Rainbow Symphony, Thousand Oaks Optical, and TSE 17. Sunglasses (Rx or not; polarized or not) and smoked glass do not contain these layers and as such are NEVER safe for direct viewing of the sun.

A joint news release from the Space Science Institute, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Google says about 4,800 libraries will participate in giving out free glasses.

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