Solar damage to eyes is a real threat in eclipse, experts say

22news made a viewer you can view the solar eclipse through out of a cereal box paper and aluminum foil

22news made a viewer you can view the solar eclipse through out of a cereal box paper and aluminum foil

You might think of your eyes as your natural cameras, but if you don't keep them safe during the eclipse you could miss out on future memories. No full moon madness is expected. The glasses also must have the ISO reference number 12312-2.

In Buchanan County, Va. the Virginia Eyecare Clinic and the Buchanan County Chamber of Commerce planed to host a solar eclipse viewing event and open house at the clinic's Grundy Plaza location on Aug, 21 from 1 2:30 p.m.

Approved safety-rated solar eclipse glasses bearing the NASA seal of approval is the best option, but, according to NASA, welding glasses shade 12 or higher will allow you to watch as well-as long as the lenses are in good shape.

Looking directly at the eclipse can cause serious damage to one's eyesight. Stars and planets will be visible and nightfall will descend in the middle of the day, and the sun's solar corona will shine around the edges of the moon.

Other websites offering live streams of the Great American Eclipse are Slooh, San Francisco Exporatorium and The Weather Channel. Some eye doctor offices are also selling or giving out the glasses.

· For information about where to get the proper eyewear or handheld viewers, check out the American Astronomical Society at

Eclipse glasses can be worn directly over your prescription glasses or with contacts.

Regular sunglasses won't block enough light.

On Thursday, the Douglas County Public Library recalled the eclipse glasses it provided to the public, explaining that the vendor informed library administration that they "have not received confirmation from the supplier of your order that they sourced the item from a recommended manufacturer".

The solar eclipse will have a lot of people looking at the sky on August 21st, so you must protect your eyes. The forecast looks best in the Western U.S., while SC is the one place in the totality most likely to see clouds. University officials are inviting people to come experience the eclipse between the hedges for free but you will have to pay for parking.

Canadians will see a partial eclipse, with the western coast seeing the most dramatic coverage of the sun.

"The light from the sun is very intense and concentrated into a very small area, and then that light is converted into heat and that heat cooks the retina", Joel Schuman, chair of ophthalmology at NYU Langone Health, told Vox.

There will be a drop in temperature during the eclipse, which animals can sense, and animals may become startled, but it would likely be in response to your reaction.

I'm not going to Casper though because sitting in traffic just makes me crabby.

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