State officials warn of eclipse scams, fake glasses

Montana astronomy group travels to Idaho to view eclipse

Montana astronomy group travels to Idaho to view eclipse

Monday's eclipse will be Vondruska's second total solar eclipse.

This Monday, we'll get to see the first total solar eclipse visible to the continental United States in 38 years (or at least a partial look).

You might want to keep a watchful eye on the sky on August 21st, 2017. Does your house, work, or school fall in the path of the total eclipse? Pacific time. The maximum eclipse will happen at 10:21 a.m. If you're in the dark part of that shadow, you'll see a total eclipse.

If you're feeling like getting a truly immersive experience, CNN is pulling a CNN and going all out by showing the eclipse in VR.

Eye damage is sometimes not noticed until hours or days later and can manifest as seeing straight lines as wavy, noticing a spot in vision, and blurred vision.

To protect people's eyesight while viewing the event, special glasses must be worn if looking at the sun. "To ensure the glasses you get are safety caliber, there is a ISO, which is an worldwide standardization organization, and it will have "ISO 12312-2" on them, and that will tell you that it is safety approved", said Dr. Raber. The Society of Physics Students will hand out free eclipse glasses to students Friday, Aug. 18 and Monday, Aug. 21, the day of the eclipse, so students can view the astronomical phenomenon.

Most Americans will witness a partial eclipse in which the moon leaves a portion of the sun exposed.

Proper eclipse glasses are marked with ISO - which stands for International Organization for Standardization and have the numbers 12312-2 on them.

Even though Austin will not see a total eclipse, there are still plenty of events around the area to view it safely. Whether you are in 96 percent or 90 percent, what you can see will be similar. You should see an outline of the moon as it crosses over the sun on the piece of paper.

Someone, somewhere is always trying to make a quick buck and not surprisingly there have been scammers using the solar eclipse to do that. When the moon moves between the sun, blocking sunlight from reaching Earth, a solar eclipse occurs. The path of totality is a relatively thin ribbon, around 70 miles wide, that will cross the USA from West to East. It will end by 11:46 a.m.

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