Solar Eclipse 2017: Glasses Giveaway

Dr. Nathan Podoll

Dr. Nathan Podoll

But she said she's all right with the eclipse mania. "But I think for the most part, this is an area that we'll learn a lot of what happens during an eclipse". When the moon lines up between the sun and Earth, the moon will cast a shadow onto Earth.

Podoll said the most impressive feature during a total solar eclipse is the solar corona, which is the outer atmosphere of the sun. As the total eclipse approaches, if you are up a little in elevation or can see a bit of a distance to the horizon, you will see the total eclipse shadow fast approaching from the northwest. With those data about the moon - and similar information about the Earth's orbit around the sun - we can make mathematical models of their movements in relation to each other. "The entire country will be able to see at least a partial eclipse, but Nashville is in the direct path for the total solar eclipse".

In the centuries that followed, solar eclipses continued to be seen as harbingers of disaster or death. The eclipse will begin about 11:50 a.m. and end about 2:40 p.m., depending on location. Because the eclipse will only be partial, it's essential that anyone wishing to view it obtain the correct protective eyeware.

Nashville is the largest city in the path of the eclipse, and specialists at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute want to ensure that eclipse watchers across Middle Tennessee keep an eye on safety while viewing the astronomical event.

Atkinson explained burning a retina, which can occur if a person looks directly at the sun without protection, is painless.

Bates still has vision in his left eye.

If that's the case, experts recommend that you should contact whomever sold you the filter and demand a refund or credit for a return, then buy a replacement from one of the sources listed on the AAS's reputable-vendors page. The glasses should be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 global safety standard and not appear scratched or damaged.

Each is family is allowed to get up to four pair of eclipse glasses for free at Shades of Charleston in Mount Pleasant or Sullivan's Island.

Here's how NASA describes the indirect pinhole method: "Cross the outstretched, slightly open fingers of one hand over the outstretched, slightly open fingers of the other, creating a waffle pattern".

Scammers have taken advantage of the hype surrounding the eclipse and released fake protective glasses, according to the Better Business Bureau.

"This is historical, and I would encourage everyone to see it", said Nathan Podoll, M.D., assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

Don't say News 2 never told you where to find eclipse glasses.

"It's a big event".

Charlotte's Billie Jean Shaw called and visited more than 20 businesses across York County, all say they are sold out of the solar eclipse glasses.

According to NASA, about 325 million people in the country will be able to view some portion of the eclipse.

"Come out wherever you are and enjoy this", Newman said.

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