First time in 99 years: US total solar eclipse on 21 August excites scientists

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Yeah, I thought it was happening soon! I think we’re having it in Canada as well!

I think this is interesting

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Remember to wear sunglasses

we also have a huge meteor shower that will be seen the 11th-13th. The best night will be the 12th. I hope we have clear skies

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We will travel 30 mins to watch it… i dont think many of us will catch the next one 99 years from now lol…maybe though… my little one is only 3…102 y/o is not impossible…

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There’s some good information about the total solar eclipse on the NASA website.

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov

“The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” (example shown at left) or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun; they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight. Refer to the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers (link is external) page for a list of manufacturers and authorized dealers of eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers verified to be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard for such products.”

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-maps

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Home depo is selling the paper solar filter glasses for about a dollar…

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