Don't Look at Sun While Driving During Eclipse, State Warns

  • Don't Look at Sun While Driving During Eclipse, State Warns

Don't Look at Sun While Driving During Eclipse, State Warns

The eclipse enters the U.S.at 10:15 a.m. PDT off the coast of OR and leaves US shores at approximately 2:50 p.m. EDT in SC.

Livingston said at a news conference it's fun planning for an eclipse instead of a disaster.

A total solar eclipse, which is when the Moon completely covers the Sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental USA on Aug 21, 2017.

14 library locations will show a live-stream, which can be found here.

Regular sunglasses are not safe for viewing the solar eclipse.

Allen suggested that viewers keep in mind to enjoy the solar eclipse, rather than focus on getting the flawless shot. The peak of the eclipse in Memphis, or when we will see the most coverage of the sun, is at 1:22 p.m.

In addition to sharing relevant scientific lessons, teachers will emphasize the issue regarding the dangers of looking at the sun during this event. That eclipse was only visible across The Pacific Northwest and the extreme Northern tier of The United States. "You can also get a pair of certified solar glasses that block 99.9999 percent of the Sun's light". There are total eclipses, where the moon passes completely through Earth's shadow, and the moon appears reddish-brown.

But what will happen to your eyes if you try to watch the eclipse without these approved glasses?

The path of totality will start in OR, sweeping across 14 states and end north of Charleston, South Carolina.

According to NASA, the only safe way to look at the eclipsed, or partially eclipsed, sun is through special sun filter glasses of hand-held filters. The next transcontinental solar eclipse will take place on April 8, 2024, but its path will be far north of Georgia.

The lower 48 will average about 7 total solar eclipses per every 100 years.

Some of the reliable manufacturers of eclipse glasses include TSE-17, American Paper Optics and Celestron.