Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

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The whole solar eclipse event is set to take place between 1:21 and 4 p.m. The moon will pass between the sun and the earth, blocking all or part of the sun, depending on where you are. The "Great American Eclipse," as it's colloquially called, will cross from OR to SC in the span of about 90 minutes.

The event will start at 10 the field at 2004 Cherry St., between the Boys and Girls Clubhouse and the Pioneer Pavilion. Over the next hour and a half, it will cross through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and SC. The eclipse will be visible in Fayetteville beginning at around 11:43 a.m. until a little after 2:41 p.m.

A total eclipse will be viewable to the select 12.2 million Americans living within the path of totality, a 70-mile band stretching across 14 states from OR to SC.

Supplies are limited, and glasses are available on a first-come, first-served basis, the library said.

"A common misconception regarding solar eclipses is that it is safe to look at the sun during the event due to the diminished sunlight; however, this is not the case".

A total solar eclipse means brighter stars and planets can be seen - that is, if the weather cooperates. This can also occur immediately or it can occur several hours after you viewed the eclipse. It ends at 3:45pm when the moon moves completely out of the sun's way.

Even though we're not expecting a total eclipse in Richmond, only a partial eclipse, you still need to wear solar eclipse viewing glasses.

Officials warn that while watching the eclipse it is pivotal to have proper eye protection.

What time will the partial eclipse happen in NY? They will indicate they are "ISO 12312-2" compliant somewhere on the glasses. It's safe to look at a partial eclipse with these.

Where can I watch the lunar eclipse?

Leonard Bates was nine years old when he saw his first eclipse.

You will notice in the shadows of tree leaves that the light spaces in between the leaves will show a bunch of tiny eclipses, acting like a bunch of pinhole projectors in one area.