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On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States all the way from OR to SC.

On Aug. 21, Americans will be able to see the moon eclipse the sun - but must wear special-purpose "eclipse glasses" to view it safely. NOVA will follow teams working on the forefront of solar science and solar storm detection, incorporating immersive CGI animation to reveal the sun's secret mechanisms, stunning sequences of the eclipse itself, NASA footage, and more.

"It's getting hard to find them now", he said. Don't be cavalier. Don't think that you're going to be too tough to view this without any protection. Pointing an iPhone at the sun - even during the eclipse - won't damage its camera sensor or lens, the company says.

Per Amazon policy, customers who are concerned about their eclipse glasses can reach out to Amazon customer service for a refund. And a two-pack at Casey's General Store in Verona could be had for $2.99.

Communities are planning viewing parties, libraries are hosting events for children, and the national parks are reminding Americans they can provide an ideal setting to view the eclipse.

Visitors to The Children Museum in West Hartford will be able to view the partial solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, through a specially-equipped telescope. "It doesn't take very long before you're exposing your eyes to serious risk". The path of totality - the 70-mile wide area that will experience the most complete periods of darkness - stretches from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.

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Because of this potential health risk, NASA has provided a list of reputable vendors who sell "eclipse viewers", special glasses and filters created to reduce our home star's incredible, blinding light to a white disk in the dark sky.

"The market is being flooded with counterfeits", he said. Some sellers are even printing fake test results on their websites, claiming the glasses are safe. Look for glasses rated to the ISO 12312-2 global standard. The full list can be found at eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters. Solar filters must be placed over the outer element of telephoto lenses, telescopes or binoculars.

The horizon: Look at the horizon during the eclipse, which will be lighted up like a 360-degree sunset.

More safety tips can be found at aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/solar-eclipse-eye-safety. You could make your own pinhole projector to project the eclipse as a shadow on any flat surface.

The eclipse Pettit filmed in 2012 is different than the coming August eclipse, although the view from space will be similar. Make sure you know how to manually focus the camera for crisp shots.

Tanner said Lowe's sells eclipse glasses that are safe for use.

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