Eclipse Updates

There is a plethora of information in the media and on TV about the eclipse Monday.  We felt the following two articles are especially valuable and should be passed along to our readers.

Photographing and Viewing the Eclipse

A recent Post and Courier article explained that a camera’s lens amplifies the sun’s rays.  Putting solar glasses on the lens may not be sufficient to reduce the chance of damaging your eyes.

In addition, binoculars or a telescope might also be a problem, unless you use an eclipse-specific filter over the front of the lens.

To view the complete article, click here.

Who Can See A Partial Eclipse

According to NASA  (https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/), the majority of the United States will be able to see at least a partial eclipse.

If your family or friends, who do not live in the path of totality, are wondering how much of the eclipse they will be able to see, they can search by their zip code at the following website.  It will give them the percentage of the eclipse as well as what period of time.  The website is:

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2017-august-21

-Tidelines Editors

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