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With the US set to experience its first “coast-to-coast” total eclipse in 99 years, NASA has issued guidelines on how to safely watch the rare phenomenon.

Total solar eclipses occur when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking the sun’s light from reaching our planet.

An upcoming eclipse on August 21 will stretch all the way across America, from South Carolina to Oregon. It will be the first total eclipse in the US since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast eclipse since 1918.

https://www.rt.com/usa/397505-nasa-solar-eclipse-safety-warning/

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/Solar_Eclipse_Safety_RTFv14.pdf

More links in pdf file above. Why are they making such a huge deal out of this? Check out those links. 

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In the old movies, during similar events, they suggested people stay inside unless they had special glasses. I remember an eclipse when in elementary school, they kept us in for recess that day. Wasn't even a big eclipse like this one.

Wonder if it will get dark out during the eclipse.

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People are much dumber than we were and the uv precious is way up. So the damage they might dumbly do thier selves would be much worse. You need to be wearing sun glasses now. The trick of the eclipse is you can look right at it...long enough to cook your lamps

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2 hours ago, Cinnamon said:

Why are they making such a huge deal out of this? 

It is definitely a warning for something is going down this day. Maybe an emp that could be blamed on someone or something else? Maybe a market crash? Definitely a day to watch out for and be on alert.

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They're trying to stay useful. Aaaand they're nervous about people noticing huge ET crafts in space while the sky is dark. 

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As Curenado says, we have a dumber society whom no longer have any common sense and will not take the appropriate measures when viewing this. I've viewed a couple of eclipses and will only do so through a welding lens. The amount of people watching with just sunglasses or nothing at all is crazy. The UV is sky high too. Expect a huge rise in cataracts in years to come. Anyway on a different note, I hope you're feeling better now Cin! 

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It's 8-45pm in Australia and our moon is on the complete opposite side of the sky.  The moon is where it should be at sunrise just before it dissapears!  WTF IS GOING ON?  I just noticed this now while walking the dog and it wasn't like this last night.  It's like on my Aussie axis we've spun 180* degrees exactly?  If anyone anywhere notices wierd planetary or solar and lunar changes please mention it.  

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5 hours ago, Cinnamon said:

With the US set to experience its first “coast-to-coast” total eclipse in 99 years, NASA has issued guidelines on how to safely watch the rare phenomenon.

Total solar eclipses occur when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking the sun’s light from reaching our planet.

An upcoming eclipse on August 21 will stretch all the way across America, from South Carolina to Oregon. It will be the first total eclipse in the US since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast eclipse since 1918.

https://www.rt.com/usa/397505-nasa-solar-eclipse-safety-warning/

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/Solar_Eclipse_Safety_RTFv14.pdf

More links in pdf file above. Why are they making such a huge deal out of this? Check out those links. 

Something else is happening at the same time.  I have to ask my human encyclopedia's. 

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1 hour ago, 2QIK4U said:

It's 8-45pm in Australia and our moon is on the complete opposite side of the sky.  The moon is where it should be at sunrise just before it dissapears!  WTF IS GOING ON?  I just noticed this now while walking the dog and it wasn't like this last night.  It's like on my Aussie axis we've spun 180* degrees exactly?  If anyone anywhere notices wierd planetary or solar and lunar changes please mention it.  

Funny you should say that... At 3:20m this morning in UK it was starting to become light! No way on earth was it normal!!!! 

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7 hours ago, Cinnamon said:

With the US set to experience its first “coast-to-coast” total eclipse in 99 years, NASA has issued guidelines on how to safely watch the rare phenomenon.

Total solar eclipses occur when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking the sun’s light from reaching our planet.

An upcoming eclipse on August 21 will stretch all the way across America, from South Carolina to Oregon. It will be the first total eclipse in the US since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast eclipse since 1918.

https://www.rt.com/usa/397505-nasa-solar-eclipse-safety-warning/

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/Solar_Eclipse_Safety_RTFv14.pdf

More links in pdf file above. Why are they making such a huge deal out of this? Check out those links. 

Why? Because there are a lot of stupid people in the U.S. I just bought the special sun glasses as here in WA state we'll get 95% coverage. Should be cool.

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All I know is, I've got a 4x5 plate of shade #12 welder's glass and I'm gonna risk it for the biscuit from high(?) atop Mt. Trashmore (yeah, that's it's name) here in the Va Beach area.

I thought I was going to be able to cut the plate to fit my zoom lens with a water cutter. But due to the method of acquisition, there was too big a risk of <ahem> UCMJ blowback. So my franken-camera will have the plate attached with small bungee cords.

<sigh> Hope I don't blow out the camera sensors!

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8 hours ago, Cinnamon said:

With the US set to experience its first “coast-to-coast” total eclipse in 99 years, NASA has issued guidelines on how to safely watch the rare phenomenon.

Total solar eclipses occur when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking the sun’s light from reaching our planet.

An upcoming eclipse on August 21 will stretch all the way across America, from South Carolina to Oregon. It will be the first total eclipse in the US since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast eclipse since 1918.

https://www.rt.com/usa/397505-nasa-solar-eclipse-safety-warning/

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/Solar_Eclipse_Safety_RTFv14.pdf

More links in pdf file above. Why are they making such a huge deal out of this? Check out those links. 

I use a welders mask for looking at these types of celestial events.

They are inexpensive and you can get one at Home Depot or Lowes. 

No need to destroy your eyes just cuz you want a peek at what is going on.

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