Public Libraries Giving Away Solar Eclipse Glasses

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Public Libraries Giving Away Solar Eclipse Glasses

When getting excited about a partial solar eclipse in Houston on August 21, 2017 - when 67 percent of the sun will be blocked out at 1:16:53 p.m. CDT - one must ask if it's going to be clear or cloudy because it'll make or break the experience for us. This means, weather permitting, residents will see a majority of the sun's diameter covered by the moon and experience unnatural darkness in the midday. The total event will be completed by 2:24 p.m., lasting a total of two hours and 47 minutes. In order to properly observe such an event without suffering permanent eye damage, special #eclipse viewing glasses are required.

As eclipse glasses sell out at retailers across the USA, customers are panicking as they realize that their glasses may not arrive in time for the once-in-a-lifetime event.

"People need to remember that ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun", adds Dr. Kenneth Knudtson.

One source told Business Insider that she had nearly purchased a five-pack of eclipse glasses on Amazon, before double checking the date - and realizing that they wouldn't arrive until September.

Read and follow all directions that come with your glasses or filters. And, some other third-party sellers on the site are giving vague estimates as to when the glasses will arrive or be back in stock, meaning they could arrive before or after the eclipse.

Where can real eclipse glasses be purchased?

Some McDonald's locations outside of OR - including Missouri and Washington - are also selling eclipse glasses. "The intense solar rays coming through the devices will damage your eyes". The clinic is located at 2311 Yorkshire Drive. They are also available in stores including: 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Lowe's and Walmart.

Fort Smith Public Library - They will also be having viewing parties at the different branches with glasses available. Viewers who purchase the glasses not knowing they are fake could be in for serious trouble.

All sanctioned and approved eclipse viewing glasses have been vetted by the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

The live streaming will be done from Idaho in the USA using a 50 mm f/5 finderscope, a small auxiliary telescope mounted on an Astrotrac tracker - the main astronomical telescope - to follow the Sun.

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