Every person who chases eclipses finds something special in each one of them. We like to say that by chasing eclipses, we get to experience a “trip of a lifetime” about every other year or so! As with all things in life, it is not the destination (“We saw the … Read More »
We have received this question enough that it is time for a blog post about it. Here goes:
Here is the straight scoop on what the glasses actually do. You cannot look directly at the Sun, because even if it is covered up 99%, you will blind yourself due to … Read More »
We are getting this question a lot, now that the news media has come out with lots of stories about counterfeit or knockoff brand glasses, and the dangers of using glasses that do not meet the ISO 12312-2:2015 standard.
We don’t know what you’ll get with other companies’ glasses, but … Read More »
We had a question about where the best viewing location would be in Hawaii. But Hawaii is not in the path of totality, so from there one will only see a partial eclipse. This means they have to use eye protection for the whole eclipse. For the partial eclipse in … Read More »
Many schools are going to be in session on August 21, and if your kid goes to one that is NOT in the path, you might want to think about taking them out of school to see totality.
Not sure that you want to do that? We understand. But consider … Read More »
A question has come up about the path of totality and the centerline, regarding where the eclipse is total or not total, and how much totality you get in different places. Here are some facts for you:
The 2017 eclipse is called a “total” eclipse, but you will only … Read More »
The Sun and Moon both appear to “rise” in the east, and “set” in the west. But as you can see in our video of the Moon’s shadow sweeping across the USA, you see that the shadow plainly travels from west to east across the country!
This is a … Read More »
Whenever eclipse geeks are talking about their calculations, they always need to make sure they are careful to distinguish as to whether they’re talking about “magnitude” or “obscuration”. In case you’d like to understand this, too, here is a quick explanation.
I’m going to use the word “percentage” below, … Read More »
The eclipse glasses contain a very special filter material that is ISO certified to be completely safe for direct solar viewing. So, as long as … Read More »
Why are they called “eclipse glasses”? Do you need them if you’re in the path? What about if you’re not in the path?
(You WILL need them – get … Read More »