Total Solar Eclipse 2024
Eclipse Basics
<p class="ql-align-center"><img class="q-image" src=""></p><p><br></p><p><img class="q-image" src="" alt="block_ID_225" height="168.09386055424528" width="639"></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p class="ql-align-center"><img class="q-image" src="" alt="block_ID_132" height="312.75" width="556"></p><p><br></p><p class="ql-align-center"><img class="q-image" src="" alt="block_ID_134" height="310.5" width="552"></p><p class="ql-align-center"><br></p><p class="ql-align-center"><img class="q-image" src="" alt="block_ID_226"></p><p><br></p><p><img class="q-image" src="" alt="block_ID_135"></p><p><br></p><p><img class="q-image" src="" alt="block_ID_136"></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><img class="q-image" src="" alt="block_ID_140"></p><p><br></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">Looking directly at the Sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the Moon entirely blocks the Sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality. The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse safety glasses or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary Sunglasses, even very dark or polarized lenses, are not safe for looking at the Sun. Eclipse glasses and hand-held solar viewers should meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products.</span></p><p><br></p><p class="ql-align-center"><img class="q-image" src="" alt="block_ID_228"></p><p><em style="color: rgb(68, 84, 106);">When to use eclipse glasses. Source: American Astrological Society. </em></p><p><br></p><p><strong class="ql-size-large" style="color: rgb(192, 0, 0);">DO NOT: </strong></p><ul><li><span class="ql-size-large">Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device.</span></li><li><span class="ql-size-large">Do not look at the Sun through a camera, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer - the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eyes, causing serious injury.</span></li><li><span class="ql-size-large">Do not assume that your welding helmet is enough. Only welding filters with a shade number of 12 or higher are safe for eclipse viewing. Shade number 12 may still be uncomfortable and shade number 15 is too dark. The</span></li><li><span class="ql-size-large">Do not use adjustable or auto-darkening welding helmets as they do not auto-darken fast enough to protect your eyes.</span></li></ul><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><img class="q-image" src="" alt="block_ID_142"></p><p class="ql-align-center"><br></p><p class="ql-align-center"><br></p><p class="ql-align-center"><strong class="ql-size-large" style="color: rgb(230, 0, 0);">Pittsburg Souvenir Eclipse Viewing Glasses </strong></p><p class="ql-align-center"><span class="ql-size-large">Can be purchased at the link below</span></p><p class="ql-align-center"><br></p><p class="ql-align-center"><a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" class="ql-size-large"></a></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong class="ql-size-large" style="color: rgb(171, 91, 196);">Eclipse Etiquette</strong></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">During a total solar eclipse, it's important to observe proper etiquette to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Here are some etiquette tips to keep in mind:</span></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">1. Eye Safety: Protect your eyes at all times when observing the eclipse. Use certified solar eclipse glasses or other safe viewing methods to prevent eye damage.</span></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">2. Be Mindful of Noise: During the eclipse, try to keep noise levels to a minimum. This allows everyone to fully immerse themselves in the experience and appreciate the natural phenomenon unfolding before them.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">3.During totality, avoid external lighting, flashlights, camera flashes, sparklers, fireworks, or any light that would detract from the phenomena.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">4.Turn off outdoor lights on eclipse day (April 8, 2024), and make sure that lights on a sensor are deactivated. Remove or cover solar lights.&nbsp;</span></p><p><br></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">For more information about the basics of an eclipse go to: </span><a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" class="ql-size-large">Nasa Eclipse 101</a></p><p><br></p><p class="ql-align-center"><img class="q-image" src="" alt="block_ID_277"></p><p><br></p><p class="ql-align-center"><span class="ql-size-large">For More Information on </span><strong class="ql-size-large">The Great American Eclipse</strong><span class="ql-size-large"> Click </span><a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" class="ql-size-large">Here</a><span class="ql-size-large">. </span></p><p><br></p>