Everything you need to know about those eclipse glasses explained

Friday, 11 Aug, 2017

According to booking site Hipmunk, flight bookings to cities in the eclipse's path are up a staggering 418% over August of previous year. We're going to see a partial solar eclipse with around 70 percent obscuration, depending on where exactly you are in the Hamptons.

Head of Adult Services for the library, Glenn Fischer, said it's important that people use the special glasses or another device, like a pinhole camera, to view the eclipse.

Steven Case, astronomy professor and Strickler Planetarium director at Olivet Nazarene University, will be at the Kankakee Farmers' Market this Saturday from 8 a.m.to noon giving away official solar eclipse viewers from NASA. But be warned-Oregon is expected to see a full solar eclipse, and the state is anticipating millions of visitors for the event.

"This is a big deal", said Mark Margolis of Rainbow Symphony, one of the companies shipping glasses all over the U.S. Secretly, though, I was overly excited to experience the natural phenomenon first hand, which I have wanted to see after experiencing a partial solar eclipse at the age of five as a child.

A total eclipse of the sun occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, darkening the sky and making the sun's atmosphere visible.

Kilhstrom said the spectacular event is worth seeing in person.

Where will you be for the solar eclipse of 2017? There have been several companies selling FAKE glasses, so double check to make sure they are safe.

Even if the weather turns overcast, Herring said the observatory will be open to "see whatever we can". Then again, we will be in a single auto with five kids, so who knows? "So this is an immediate indication that these glasses are not safe for looking at the sun". This can cause eye damage because of the focused lenses.

If you're still trying to make plans to watch the eclipse, there are a number of free apps for both iOS and Android devices that can help eliminate the guesswork.

The first 100 people that come to the Lewis and Clark Library will get certified ISO viewing glasses.