Eclipse glasses sold out everywhere in York County

Rodiano Bonacci
Agosto 13, 2017

From 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History will be the place to be to view the 2017 Solar Eclipse. The closer you are to this path of total eclipse, the bigger the partial eclipse you will see.

The full solar eclipse will be visible across the country from OR to SC for the first time since 1918. The process takes about two hours, with the peak at about 1 p.m.

Check listings for additional air-times.

The Daily News recently gave away more than 200 of the glasses from Northeast to readers who were interested in viewing the eclipse. While everyone should be able to see something-if not a full eclipse for those in the path of "totality"-there's, as always, the potential for unfortunate weather to get in the way of our grand plans". Similar devices, called eclipse viewers, provide the same effect, so long as they are properly certified.

"It's so risky for people to look at the sun even for brief periods of time because you can cause permanent damage to the retina - we call it solar retinopathy and it's really very close to burning a hole in the retina". People are encouraged to bring their own snacks along with a pillow and blanket should they wish to get comfortable. The solar filters, which must meet the worldwide standard ISO 12312-2, are used in eclipse glasses and hand-held filters. It will end in Charleston, South Carolina at 2:48 p.m.

And in the, please don't even consider an app like for a moment - Solar Eclipse glasses (99 cents) says it is handy when stores have run out of solar glasses.

The partial eclipse in Chino and Chino Hills can be viewed anywhere in the city where you can see sky, but keep in mind to never look directly at the sun. They are darker than normal sunglasses and filter out more sun.

0 The number of hotel rooms on Hotel.com available the night before the eclipse in Nashville Tennessee (one of the larger cities in the path of totality). Sunglasses, smoked glasses and other filters still will allow harmful radiation to reach your eyes.

If you ask Brandon Lawton, an outreach astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute, we are lucky to live on a planet where such dramatic eclipses are possible at all, though.

But, by far, the most popular way is to wear solar eclipse glasses, which block out the harmful light from the sun, as well as nearly all other light.

Both recommended against using a camera or binoculars to photograph or look at the sun during an eclipse.

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