Helpful Info On Viewing The Eclipse In Kalamazoo

Helpful Info On Viewing The Eclipse In Kalamazoo

People interested in viewing the event need to keep some important safety tips in mind.

Because the Moon was near its farthest point from Earth at that time in its orbit, it blocked about 94 percent of the Sun's light.

Not to worry. If clouds are scattered, we'd still be able to get the gist of the moon blocking out part of the sun but in occasional fashion. While some school districts' plans are set in stone, others are changing at the last minute.

"Imagine nearly like a magnifying glass". It refers to a photochemical toxicity that results in injury to the retina. Viewing is free and open to the public. You could be permanently blinded if you look at the Sun through binoculars or telescopes, even for just a split second. They must meet a very specific worldwide standard known as ISO 12312-2. "We only have 100 glasses and will be distributing them starting at 1:30 at our library and you have to take a quiz". Consumer Reports recommends ones labeled with the safety code ISO 12312-2, which designates the global standard for solar filters.

A solar eclipse is planned for Monday, August 21, 2017.

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"This is a filter that we're placing over the eye piece that you can safely view the eclipse", Hayes said.

Someone, somewhere is always trying to make a quick buck and not surprisingly there have been scammers using the solar eclipse to do that. Also, many libraries are having a "Sky Party @ The Library", where you can also view the eclipse. At least the majority of us were wearing glasses. So you're looking not at the sun, you're looking at the piece of paper.

For more information, you can visit our website at, and click on the total solar eclipse banner. This only occurs in certain areas of Nebraska.

Make sure you watch with safe protective gear because you'll see the motion of the moon moving across the sun.

Viewers can download the NASA app to follow the eclipse on

I hadn't given much thought to sun gazing on Monday until my wife demanded I find a pair of glasses for both she and I. Thus when the wife says do something, I get on it. Right? The intense solar rays coming through these devices will damage the solar filter and your eyes.



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