TSU delays 1st day of class for solar eclipse

An eclipse in 2006 as seen from the International Space Station

An eclipse in 2006 as seen from the International Space Station. NASA Public Domain

You will notice in the shadows of tree leaves that the light spaces in between the leaves will show a bunch of tiny eclipses, acting like a bunch of pinhole projectors in one area.

The last eclipse was a partial and occurred on Christmas day 2000. It begins at 1:17 pm Monday August 21st, reach its peak at 2:38 pm and end at 3:53 pm.

The Mayborn Science Theater at Central Texas College will have a showing of their new show, "Totality", about the wonders of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses, at 11:30 a.m. August 21.

He explains that, whenever the Earth, moon and sun align to form a solar eclipse, the event is visible somewhere on Earth. When viewing the eclipse, do not forget to protect your eyes.

You can order solar eclipse viewing glasses off websites like Amazon, just make sure they have the certification information with a designated ISO 12312-2 worldwide standard. However, not all meet the required ISO 12312-2 worldwide safety standards; make sure yours do. He said the glasses are darker than sunglasses and provide the needed eye protection.

Scientists donated telescopes to trained volunteers to capture 90 minutes of the solar eclipse. "The warnings that you hear are right", Bates says. Read and follow any instructions printed on or packaged with the filter.

"I've never seen an eclipse before and I'm excited because I got solar eclipse glasses from NASA". The three shows last for 45 minutes each, and each show is different from one another. Do not remove them while looking at the sun. The ramifications of improperly viewing a solar eclipse can be permanent retinal damage and vision loss. Until about 7:20 a.m., assuming the view isn't blocked by clouds, you'll be able to see the moon slowly uncover the sun.

You can now take off your eye protection and look at the eclipsed sun because, at this point, daylight has faded into night. The problem is, it's late in the game now, and so, most of those are already sold, and the availability of those glasses is going to be limited at this time. The clinic is located at 2311 Yorkshire Drive. Scammers may set up fake events or charge people for access to free public parties.

During the viewing event, it's a good idea to bring a chair, hat, and water as it may be a warm day.

When purchasing eclipse glasses be certain ISO 12312-2 (or EN1836) is printed somewhere on them. According to AAS Press Officer and task-force representative Rick Fienberg, there may be some legitimate suppliers not on their list yet only because they "have no knowledge of them or that we haven't convinced ourselves they're safe".

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