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Eclipse Warning: Eye Damage Can be Permanent

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Where you can get free eclipse glasses from 9NEWS

I hope that doesn't happen to the planet during the solar eclipse on august 21 as people from around the world flock to the "path of totality" ― a narrow band that runs from OR to SC ― to get the best view of the full eclipse. I'm going to tackle the most frequently asked questions for you here. "Buffalo does not lie exactly on the path of totality, but a good part of the sun will be blocked in our area, too". Within the path of totality, you can safely witness the two or more minutes when the moon completely covers the sun with the naked eye.

Eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers are affordable and can be purchased from many retailers.

So where can you find these NASA-approved eclipse glasses? Outside of the path of totality, always use solar filters. The Great American Solar Eclipse will run from coast to coast and be the first of 3 spectacular eclipses that will occur in the United States over the coming quarter century.

The farther northeast you travel, the more dramatic the sight: 90.5 percent of the sun will be covered in Jacksonville, while NASA's interactive map shows Pensacola will have 81.5 percent coverage. This flash is intense enough to damage your retinas. The American Astronomical Society recommends buying eclipse glasses from one of the reputed vendors it lists on its website. "On average any single spot on earth will see a total solar eclipse once every 375 years or so".

For us here in Kern County, we'll see the moon dip over the top of the sun starting at 9:04 a.m. The total eclipse occurs over a 70 mile wide band from OR to SC, which does not include Indiana.

A total solar eclipse happens quite often, but Lane says it's rare to actually lay your eyes on one.

The path of totality will only affect 17 utility-scale solar PV generators, mostly in eastern Oregon. The sizes and distances of the sun and moon mean both take up about half a degree of the sky, about the width of a pinky finger at arm's length. The earth effectively blocks the sun's light as it tries to get to the moon.

"Wherever it is you plan to observe the eclipse on the Monday the 21, you should wake up Sunday the 20 at that location", Jarvis says.

Whatever you do: do not look directly at the sun, or use an amateur telescope without proper filters.

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