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Solar Eclipse 2017

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kdodge   

There will be a Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017 across a large part of the continental United States. It will be a bucket list event and I urge you to go see it if you can!

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On 8/13/2017 at 4:47 AM, kdodge said:

...I urge you to go see it if you can!

Well, you can't really...see...it, otherwise it hurt yer eyes. I'm assuming you meant not with the naked eye?

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kdodge   

Actually....

according to NASA's website

Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality (https://go.nasa.gov/2pC0lhe (link is external)).


from here:

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That's assuming that it blocks out the ENTIRE sun, but most eclipses leave an outline which in some cases is worse than looking directly at the sun (which is why people had invented special glasses - the slits - to block some of it out so they could see some of the eclipse).

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