Because of this potential health risk, NASA has provided a list of reputable vendors who sell "eclipse viewers", special glasses and filters created to reduce our home star's incredible, blinding light to a white disk in the dark sky. And those changes start as chemical changes in the photoreceptors, the rods and cones in your eye. The lenses of these paper or plastic framed glasses will be so obscuring that unless you are looking at something as bright as the sun, you won't see anything at all.
And there's another warning: Counterfeit eclipse glasses that look like the real thing, but may not protect your eyes properly.
During a total solar eclipse, the moon moves in front of the sun. Here are some local places to grab the special glasses so you can avoid the worry of not having them in time to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime sight.
Science Central's event Sunday will show people how to experience the solar eclipse safely during hands-on activities and demonstrations, the science center said on its website, www.sciencecentral.org. Eclipse viewing is included with general museum admission. You're seeing the effects of the sun's light 100 or so miles away, where there is only a. A bus might sound like great option, but be careful you don't make a reservation only to end up without transportation. In this phase, only a portion of the sun is covered.
If you damage the camera on your phone, the repairs can cost anywhere from $50 to $200. That's going to last in this area maybe 1 to 2 minutes.
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Another way to view the partial eclipse is the hand method.
"There are ultra violet rays that we can't see that are harmful to our eyes and if there's damage to the retina we might not have the pain receptors in our eyes to experience pain", Parnell said.
Baily's beads: As totality approaches, watch for Baily's beads around the rim.
To help the community safely view the August 21 eclipse, Yorkshire Eye Clinic is giving away free eclipse glasses on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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What do I need to see it? That will cause a reduction in vision.
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If you are in Chicago, and would like to celebrate the eclipse with other like-minded people, the Adler Planetarium is planning an eclipse party.
"It is certainly risky to look at the sun with a naked eye and that's why it's important to get the correct glasses", Merlo says. "It doesn't take very long before you're exposing your eyes to serious risk".
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