This August 21st you will be able to see the total Eclipse Solar in the United States for the first time since 38 years, check out the security tips and places where you can see it.
Total eclipse is one of the most amazing natural phenomena. During the total eclipse, the day will become night and make visible the solar corona, the outer atmosphere of the Sun, which is usually covered. You can also see the bright stars and planets. NASA will broadcast the solar eclipse live here nasa.gov/eclipselive.
Across North America you will see the partial solar eclipse, but to see the total solar eclipse, where the moon will cover the sun completely for two minutes and forty seconds; must be in the area of the whole. The total solar eclipse will only occur over a 70-mile width that stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. Check out NASA's interactive map to see the path of the Total Solar Eclipse.
Why shouldn't we see the solar eclipse directly?
"It's dangerous to look at the sun with the naked eye – or with conventional sunglasses, a smartphone, binoculars or a telescope," says Dr. Rajesh Rao, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan. Looking at the sun, no matter how small you look or how long you look at it, can cause temporary, and sometimes permanent, damage to vision.
Ordinary sunglasses and camera or telescope lenses do not protect your eyes. Viewers should wear specially designed glasses for such events, which can block harmful rays from the sun like those recommended by the American Astronomical Society.
Watch party at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas to see the Eclipse Solar
Texas may witness the solar eclipse, but only partially, as it will not be in the area where the sun and moon cross its path. Still, Texans will be able to enjoy the partial eclipse during the party outside the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
Date: August 21, 2017
Hours: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
There will be all sorts of sensational eclipse-related activities, from a live NASA presentation, a place to take eclipse-themed photos, pinole cameras at the Perot Museum TECH Truck, miniature solar systems and other space activities. The event is outside the museum and is free for the whole public, entrance to the museum has regular cost. Lenses will be available to watch for the solar eclipse.
Vision safety tips to see the total solar eclipse by Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami
1. Normal sunglasses or lenses, even very dark ones, are not safe to look at the sun. They're not strong enough to protect their eyes.
2. To safely view a partial eclipse, only official lenses that follow the standards of the international standardization organization should only be purchased glasses with an ISO 12312-2 safety designation. Beware of fraudulent eclipse lenses that do not meet safety standards.
3. If you wear regular glasses, place the solar eclipse goggles on top of them.
4. Monitor children using special glasses to make sure they are used correctly by adjusting your child's glasses to fit their face correctly. If the lenses are too large, cut and tape on the nose to make them smaller.
5. Do not look at the eclipse through a camera, binoculars or telescope. This is important even if you are wearing eclipse glasses. Intense sunlight through these devices can damage the sunscreen and eyes.
6. Use solar eclipse filters on telescopes, binoculars, and camera lenses. Check the filter before the eclipse and if it is damaged or scratched, change the filter.
7. Use extra CAUTION, as an indirect observation method, if you are taking a medicine that dilates your pupils, this reduces the time it takes to hurt your eyes.
Watch the solar eclipse from Telemundo TV, social media and Apps
Telemundo announced that it will have coverage on several platforms but "Al Rojo Vivo, Special Edition: The Great Eclipse" at 12:00 pm CT will be the highlight of special coverage.
"A New Day" at 6:00 am CT, "Drop the Soup" at 1:00 pm CT and "Telemundo News" at 5:30pm CT and Telemundo News digital properties, social media and mobile apps will present exclusive content from Telemundo and NBC News from the points where the eclipse will feel most intensely, in addition to the transmission of NASA in real time.
And you, are you ready to see the total solar eclipse?