Solar Eclipse Could Create Once-In-A-Lifetime Road Hazards

Lunar eclipse on August 7

"We're calling it the 'Eclipse Across America.' Most important is how people view it". And motorists on local streets need to pay special attention to pedestrians and cyclists, who may themselves be focused on the eclipse.

Lowery also stated that those using long, telephoto lenses should keep in mind that they will have to reposition to follow the sun as the earth rotates.

Looking directly at the sun can cause temporary or permanent damage to the retinas.

While you can not completely prepare yourself for the sight of a total solar eclipse, ophthalmologists-physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care-want you to be prepared with proper eye protection.

On Aug. 21, millions of people in the US will see day turn to night as a total solar eclipse passes over North America.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is hosting a massive ticketed event at Saluki Stadium, with NASA Eclipse 2017, the Adler Planetarium of Chicago and the Louisiana Space Consortium all participating in the festivities there. Ordinary sunglasses are not a replacement for eclipse-viewing glasses and should not be used.

Specially made solar glasses or a number 14 or darker welder's glass are among the safest methods for direct viewing.

"I'm not sure I know anyone who has these, but if you do, they'll work", Checki said. And it's been almost a century since a total solar eclipse was visible coast to coast. Your peeprs will get a sunburn and you'll regret it, whether now or later. "They don't have enough settings ... plus, for a point-and-shoot camera, to focus on the sun is kind of hard".

"It's going to be very hard for anyone with a point-and-shoot camera to take pictures of the eclipse", said Lowery.

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The eclipse in 1979 was most visible in the Pacific Northwest and was not visible here in the Mid-South. "You'll then immediately put your glasses back on", he said.

And while solar eclipse glasses will be a popular option for viewing the total solar eclipse, beware, there are glasses on the market that are not safe. On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will race across the US, from OR to SC in a fleeting 90 minutes.

The American Astronomical Society has a list of reputable manufacturers and authorized dealers at this site. The agency also cautions against using eclipse-viewing eyewear that is more than 3 years old.

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, solar retinopathy is a photochemical toxicity and injury to retinal tissues.

"You see that same problem in countries that practice sun gazing as part of their religion".

Or, thanks to unscrupulous vendors who care about neither worldwide copyright law nor your eyesight, what you think are eclipse-safe glasses may not actually be.

"You hold that index card between the sun and another sheet of paper or the ground, and the image of the sun will appear on that other sheet of paper or the ground. It's going to be a little image, but you can see the sun as a crescent depending on where it is during the eclipse", Walter said.

ZEILER: Well, the most interesting site for people outside the path of totality no matter where they are in the United States is to look at the shadows of trees because the gap between the leaves of trees acts as a pinhole projector.

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