AG Josh Shapiro: Watch out for fake solar eclipse glasses

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The group also warns against using some eclipse-viewing home remedies - such as sunglasses or wearing a welding mask.

For those who are along a slim, 150-mile thick band stretching from Salem, Ore.to Charleston, S.C., the sky will darken and night will fall for roughly two minutes as the sun is completely blocked by the moon.

"Your eyes will be damaged by the eclipse", explains Covenant Health Plainview ophthalmologist, Douglas Kopp, MD.

This allows eclipse-gazers to look at up to four planets with the naked eye, along with constellations that are usually only visible in the winter months in the Northern Hemisphere.

"One of the things I recommend is that you take your [ISO-certified] glasses, put your lens through it, and then you have a viewfinder where you can see through the camera and you can make pictures that way", professional photographer Jason Parker explained. It is not recommended to make your own glasses as you might have researched, but it is okay to construct projector/viewer, because using this viewer means you won't have to look directly at the sun.

The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will be an once-in-a-lifetime event for many.

The eclipse will begin at 9:06 a.m. PDT in Madras, Ore., and totality there will begin at 10:19 a.m. and end at 10:21 a.m. "That's why most people don't get to see a lot of solar eclipses". Use special eclipse viewing goggles/glasses or filters for your binoculars or telescope.

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An eclipse glasses sold out sign is posted outside the Clark Planetarium Thursday in Salt Lake City. About 85% of the sun will be covered by the moon at it's maximum.

Monday will bring a rare, must-see event: The moon will momentarily block the sun from our view.

"It is extremely important to be aware that looking directly at the Sun without eye protection, even when it is partially eclipsed, can damage your eyesight", said Dr. David Morris, assistant professor of Physics and Etelman Observatory director at UVI.

As we draw nearer to the total solar eclipse that will darken the skies of Nashville on Monday, the excitement is growing.

Because Manhattan won't get a total eclipse, viewers need to wear protective eyewear during the entire event.

If you know where to look, not only might you spot Mercury, but also possibly Venus, Mars and Jupiter.

"You might notice dimming but because it will be gradual, the darkening effect may be hard to see", he said.

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