School start date delayed over eclipse eye damage concerns

"We're asking people to take at least two, and preferably three, photographs of plants and animals at least 30 minutes prior to totality - or greatest partial eclipse, depending on where you are - one within five minutes, and another 30 minutes after", she said.

The MOSI Museum in Tampa will temporarily reopen from 1-3:30 viewers can watch the solar eclipse. Maximum coverage occurs at 2:20 p.m.

The Edmunds family - mom Jennifer, Chloe and Merrick - were first in line Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the Guelph Public Library main branch to pick up free glasses to help view next week's solar eclipse.

In South Carolina, the last state on the eclipse's path, hotel occupancy along the path could be doubled compared to what South Carolina normally sees in the third week in August, according to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Urquhart says the next eclipse like the one happening Monday will be April 8, 2024, and its path will be right through Dallas.

The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse is only days away and Meteorologist Elisabeth D'Amore is dispelling some misconceptions about the eclipse. NASA and other experts emphasize the importance of wearing protective eyewear (not sunglasses) while looking at the eclipse, because while the sun is dark, it still emits harmful light to the naked eye that could result in permanent vision loss.

The eclipse path will span from OR to SC in 95 minutes. On Monday, the library staff will join with educators from the St. Louis Science Center to lead activities and answer questions, as well as follow the stages of the eclipse. But with the entire nation able to watch it on the same day, supplies of eclipse glasses have been selling out incredibly rapidly. Black Sun takes the eclipse simulator to another level - well, actually, another dimension.

If you are within the path of totality, remove your solar filter only when the moon completely covers the sun's bright face and it suddenly gets quite dark.

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All of these apps will use your phone's Global Positioning System and give you information based on your location, or any other you choose. Eclipse glasses contain filters of a thin layer of chromium or silver on their surfaces that block out most of the ultraviolet and infrared light.

Do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer - the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye (s), causing serious injury.

Click play to watch the Do's and Don't for the upcoming solar eclipse.

Not without some serious protection for the eyes, however.

"We are very concerned about our dismissal time being at the height of the eclipse", he added.

If you can't find these glasses Gavin suggested some alternative ways to safely view this phenomenon.

  • Carolyn Briggs