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


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

I think this is interesting


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


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…


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

“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.”


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

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