Visit eclipse.aas.org to access eclipse duration charts. When will another big eclipse be visible in the United States? The main show begins at 1 p.m. and will cover the path of totality the eclipse will take across the United States, from OR to SC.
The path goes just south of the IN border, which means Fort Wayne will experience a partial solar eclipse with about 85 percent of the sun blocked, Science Central Executive Director Martin S. Fisher said IN a news release.
While no data exists for how many made-for-eclipse eyeglasses are in circulation overall, shady distributors of purportedly solar-safe shades abound on the Internet, Fienberg said.
The public is encouraged to come and learn about the Solar Eclipse that will take place on August 21, and how to view the eclipse safely.
August 21 solar eclipse requires safe viewing
Glasses or other solar filters also shouldn't be used if they're scratched or damaged, according to the astronomical society. Doctors say that watching the phenomenon without proper protection can cause serious eye damage or even blindness.
Homemade filters and ordinary sunglasses don't provide enough protection for looking at the sun or the eclipse. Outside of the path of totality, always use solar filters.
Amazon recently sent out an email to customers to let them know some of the solar eclipse glasses they have been selling were not confirmed safe for viewing the eclipse.