• How to safely watch the solar eclipse - even if you're not in the path of totality

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Most days we barely give the giant, searing-hot ball of plasma in the sky a second thought.
    That will change dramatically on Monday, August 21: when the total solar eclipse sweeps across the continental United States for the first time in nearly 100 years.
    If you're not careful, though, the sun can still rapidly scorch your eyeballs.
    While the moon will at least partially block the sun for the entire nation, the glowing crescent left behind will emit ultraviolet rays - the same light that causes sunburn - and could damage the light-sensing cells of your eyes' retinas. Even looking with...
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  • Last Day To Get Eclipse Glasses from Amazon Via Ground Shipping

    Last Day To Get Eclipse Glasses from Amazon Via Ground Shipping

    11 days ago - By Space

    We're just days away from 2017's total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 , an event we won't witness again until 2024. But as excited as we are about the upcoming eclipse, one should never look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection.
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  • In 1925, Observers Lined Manhattan to Measure the Total Solar Eclipse

    11 days ago - By Space

    During a 1925 total solar eclipse over New York City, the streetlights turned on, three women fainted, vendors sold smoked glass while exhorting passersby to "save your eyes for 10 cents" and seagulls landed in the water, assuming it was night.
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