Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

Path of the total solar eclipse across America

It's been 99 years since the USA was able to see a solar eclipse across the entire North American continent - the last time was in 1918.

Using optical filters to photograph the eclipse when you are not on the path of totality is risky.

"If you have eclipse sunglasses, you can hold them over the lenses of your phone and take a picture that way". Buffalo falls north of the totality line, so the Southern Tier can expect about a 75 percent eclipse, the rest of us about 72 percent.

In St. Thomas, the eclipse will begin at 2:14 p.m., when the Moon will begin to block out the edge of the Sun. The projection of the eclipse will then appear in as a crescent in the shadow.

Rather than looking at the sun, many animals such as birds and cattle might start preparing for bedtime as the eclipse occurs, making them think it's dusk. Even normal sunglasses with 100% UVA/UVB protection don't work.

"The sun is very bright and will burn your retinas".

"I guess I wanted to do something for people to make a memory; for them to remember they were at Dark Horse during the Solar Eclipse".

So you've bought your solar eclipse glasses, and they have the right International Organization for Standardization number, also known as an ISO number.

Last week, we showed you several maps predicting the states that would see clear skies during Monday's solar eclipse.

More eclipse safety information can be found on the NASA total eclipse safety page. During a new phase, the moon isn't visible because the illuminated side of the moon faces away from the Earth. In a university news release, he said his team "sees approximately 10 cases a year of patients with solar retinopathy from high-intensity laser pointers or high-intensity sunlight exposure, such as viewing an eclipse". "But when the moon is blocking the sun 99%, there may be some that will be tempted to look up and see what's going on".

-Always read and follow all directions that come with the solar filter or eclipse glasses.

This one is a solar eclipse.

As we all know, the Earth revolves around the Sun, and the Moon revolves around the Earth.

But if it's cloudy and you've traveled for the total solar eclipse, prepare for disappointment.

It's been nearly 40 years since the last solar eclipse was visible in the United States.

This doesn't mean total solar eclipses are especially rare, though.

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