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Rancho Bernardo, Poway libraries to host solar eclipse viewing events

Rancho Bernardo, Poway libraries to host solar eclipse viewing events”

"It's no different than any other day", said Angela Speck, co-chair of the National Solar Eclipse Task Force, in an August 21 NASA media briefing.

The eclipse will last for 2 hours and 37 minutes according to timeanddate.com, beginning at approximately 1:23pm in Brooklyn, peaking at approximately 2:45pm, and ending at 4pm.

How can safely I view it? It is not recommended to make your own glasses as you might have researched, but it is okay to construct projector/viewer, because using this viewer means you won't have to look directly at the sun.

TELUS Spark told Global News Thursday they sold out of the glasses, which are in high demand, more than a week ago. You can check a full list of retailers on NASA's website. These are much darker than the filters used for most kinds of welding. After glancing at the sun, turn away and remove your filter - do not remove it while looking at the sun.

Both NASA and these local libraries warn against looking directly at the sun.

Other parts of the continental United States will get their views, but they won't be as spectacular as ours. So retailers such as Warby Parker, which has a location on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit, are offering or selling eclipse-viewing glasses. Eclipse glasses are in limited supply at both libraries and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Instead, experts have been encouraging everyone to get their hands on a pair of safety glasses. The NASA has already made the entire experience available online and also invited commoners to becomes special scientists to watch the eclipse.

The best thing to do with a smartphone is attach ISO-certified sun viewing glasses to the phone and snap your photos.

The nearest total solar eclipse to Colorado will occur in Western Nebraska and West-Central to Eastern Wyoming. It is open to customers, employees and the general public.

So while your Transitions are the ideal way to protect your eyes from harmful light 364 days of the year, August 21 will require a separate pair of glasses. We'll peak around 2:30 p.m.

Beaufort Community College, Carteret Community College and Craven Community College are all holding viewing parties.

If you have kids, there are many fun activities you can do with them, in order for them to learn more about Solar Eclipses.



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