On August 21st a total solar eclipse will touch the U.S. mainland for the first time since 1979, following a path that crosses the country from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Tens of millions of people who live within a 70-mile radius of its cross-country track will witness the eclipse in totality (the sun completely blocked by the moon) while millions of others outside of it will enjoy a partial eclipse.
THE ECLIPSE IS NOT TOTAL IN THE HUDSON VALLEY [CLICK HERE].
YOU MUST ALWAYS PROTECT YOUR EYES DURING ALL PHASES OF THE ECLIPSE.
Your eye doctor wants to reinforce the only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters or other ISO-certified filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers.
The American Optometric Association encourages ordering solar eclipse glasses in advance and recommends referring to the American Astronomical Society’s (AAS) site for a list of manufacturers.
To ensure you won’t miss the remarkable sight, we are sharing a few tips for safe viewing:
To access additional information and educational materials on the solar eclipse, visit aoa.org/2017eclipse.
More info can also be found at: Solar Eclipse and Your Eyes
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