United States to experience ENERGY CRISIS during solar eclipse

Katrina Barker
August 10, 2017

People are very excited about this; they've been buying up eclipse-viewing glasses on Amazon (even fake ones) and booking trips to locales along the diagonal line between OR and North Carolina where the total eclipse will be viewable for a couple of minutes OR so, aka the ominous sounding path of totality.

If we get rain or even passing clouds at the wrong time, Harris says you'll simply have to wait for 2024, when the next total solar eclipse will affect the U.S. However, that one will not go from coast to coast, but instead will move across Texas, Arkansas, Indiana and across areas where the northeastern U.S. borders Canada.

You can view the total solar eclipse live on this Nasa webpage.

Full solar eclipses, when the moon positions itself smack between the sun and the Earth, happen every few years but often in remote areas or over the ocean.

Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, Ph.D., a clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, has treated patients who have lost vision to the sun. I don't want to get in a traffic jam in Kentucky, which is one of the closest places to totality, so I'll take it in from here.

Specially made solar glasses or a number 14 or darker welder's glass are among the safest methods for direct viewing.

It has always been known that staring directly at the sun with the naked eyes can cause serious damage to the vision.

Anyone outside of the path of totality will need to wear the glasses for the entire duration of the eclipse.

Almost everywhere else in the US, including Syracuse, will experience a partial eclipse. Solar eclipse glasses will be provided by Tidelands Health and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Dr. Van Gelder explains that the lenses in your eyes act like a magnifying glass, one that is five times more powerful than a handheld magnifier.

The filter protects the imaging sensor on cameras and optical devices as well as your eyes.

"You hold that index card between the sun and another sheet of paper or the ground, and the image of the sun will appear on that other sheet of paper or the ground".

Total Solar Eclipse just before totality. This phase is called totality, and it lasts about two minutes.

From Kokomo, the moon will first start to cover the sun at 1 p.m. But as soon as the sun begins to reappear, put the solar filters back on.

The moon's shadow hits the U.S.at noon our time August 21.

The American Astronomical Society said earlier this week that it updated its safety advice "in response to alarming reports" of unsafe "eclipse viewers" popping up online.

In Las Vegas, a partial eclipse will be observable, beginning at 9:09 a.m.

That is exactly what Airbnb is offering one lucky victor and their guest, through an online contest ending at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10.

However, if you are looking for it, you'll get a spectacular view of the moon crossing the sun.

For those who can't attend the programs, but would still like to view the eclipse, special glasses may be purchased at the Nature Realm gift shop. Ordinary sunglasses are not a replacement for eclipse-viewing glasses and should not be used.

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