How to avoid buying 'bogus' solar eclipse glasses

Here's Why A Total Solar Eclipse Is So Unusual

The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from the continental US was about 40 years ago, on February 26, 1979. Officials are anxious about distracted drivers and massive traffic jams.

Most eclipse viewers are priced at around $2 or $3. The middle of the eclipse, when the maximum amount of sun is covered, will be around 2:30 to 2:45 p.m. The myth of the snake Atep attacking the boat of the Sun god is now thought to be about an eclipse.

If you prefer to do your shopping at brick-and-mortar retailers, says MLive, you can buy approved eclipse glasses at 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Kroger, Love's Travel Stops, Lowe's, Flying Js, Toys "R" Us and Walmart, particularly in places in the path of totality.

"If you are trying to drive to the path of totality the day of the eclipse, you would need to drive up one of the highways and find a place to pull over", Wickes says.

For the big day, Wanderlust Tours is offering two special tours just for the eclipse: the Canoe Under the Partial Solar Eclipse and the Solar Eclipse Tour.

Transportation officials are anxious not only about massive traffic jams but potential crashes that could result from drivers focusing on the skies, not the road.

"Practice taking off the filter and putting the filter back on", Lowery said. "The risk of driver distraction from this once-in-a lifetime event has never been greater".

St. Joe has a lot planned for the eclipse.

Among the top 50 results in an search for solar eclipse glasses, none of the five "Sponsored" products were manufactured by one of the NASA-recommended companies. "They need to be safe in a situation like this". But there is one thing that sets this month's total eclipse apart from others: Smartphones. The eclipse will occur across the continental United States on August 21.

Or, thanks to unscrupulous vendors who care about neither global copyright law nor your eyesight, what you think are eclipse-safe glasses may not actually be. Experts say it's a can't-miss event.

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"There's nothing special about the light that comes through during an eclipse". For you, parent, the eclipse will give you the opportunity to create a memory your children won't forget. Many state parks, for example, are hosting events or reserving areas to accommodate campers and day visitors.

A solar eclipse only lasts a few minutes and can only be seen by less than half a percent of the earth's population. "People are traveling from all over the country to see it", he said. "They're not", said Dave Thompson, a spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Distinctive to Bend's art scene is the Roundabout Art Route, which showcases more than 20 sculpture installations through the city's traffic circles.

There will be a total solar eclipse on Monday 21 August, where there will be sights of totality where the moon blocks out the sun entirely.

In Sisters, the view is 34 seconds; in Huntington, it's two minutes, 9 seconds.

It'll also be a while before the next solar eclipse - it's slated for April 8, 2024.

Travelers from Europe have already booked their trips to the area to witness the eclipse.

"The complete solar eclipse is a wonderful and memorable phenomenon that should be experienced by everyone in the eclipse path", said Dr. Van Gelder.

Eastern Oregon is a prime viewing spot for the eclipse, and John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is preparing for big crowds starting almost a week before the August 21 show.

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