Teachers preparing for Monday's solar eclipse

Teachers preparing for Monday's solar eclipse

It's once in a lifetime event for many Americans and has us scrambling for the one thing we need for safe viewing - solar eclipse glasses!

"The most unbelievable astronomical event that anyone can observe, and that's a total solar eclipse", says Dr. Alex Young of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The partial eclipse will begin at 1:21 p.m. and be completely over by 4:01 p.m.

These days, the sun's distance from the Earth combines perfectly with the differences in the size of the sun and Earth's moon to make total solar eclipses a reality, according to NPR. He says that although you may not be in the southwestern part of Kentucky, it will still be a site to see in central Kentucky.

Even in during maximum coverage you can damage your eyes by looking directly at the sun. Earlier this week, Amazon issued a recall because the company could not verify if the glasses it sold were safe to use.

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Without a manufacturer's safety certification, there is no guarantee that the glasses that were given out by the library will protect your eyesight while watching the eclipse. Viewers around the world will be able to watch the eclipse through the eyes of 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

Q: Where should people get eyewear for the solar eclipse? .

Eclipse glasses and viewers are available from several vendors online. The only time you can get away with not wearing solar eclipse glasses is if you are traveling to the totality zone. Head over to the Eclipse Meetups page, click the "Host a Meetup" button and tell us where you'll be. They also could see the event through a solar telescope such as the one that will be set up at the Discovery Center.

Prevent Blindness, a national volunteer agency, said that viewing a solar eclipse without proper eye protection could lead to symptoms like loss of central vision, distorted vision or changes in color vision.

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